China News Service, October 5th. According to Bloomberg, four astronauts from the United States, Japan and Russia will take SpaceX's "Dragon" spacecraft to the International Space Station.
On October 1, local time, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's "Dragon" spacecraft was parked on the launch pad.
The four astronauts include American astronauts Nicole Mann and John Kasada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Kina.
According to reports, Jina is the only active female astronaut in Russia, which also marks the first time that Russian astronauts will take the "Dragon" spacecraft.
NASA and Roscosmos have been working together on an astronaut exchange agreement since SpaceX began sending astronauts to the International Space Station, the report said.
This has continued even as relations between the two countries deteriorated after the Ukraine crisis.
The upcoming flight is called Crew-5, and its launch is scheduled for noon local time on the 5th.