Last spring, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Megan MacArthur escorted their son to see the Falcon 9 rocket launch from SpaceX to the International Space Station. They wanted him to feel the rumbling of the rocket engines, hear its roar, and follow it out of sight before either of them was on board.
Shortly thereafter, Behnken boarded SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to command the world's first manned commercial spacecraft. This test mission carried Henkin and his colleague, astronaut Doug Hurley, to the International Space Station in May, where they stayed for nine weeks.
And now, his wife Megan MacArthur is preparing to lead the same spaceship on a mission called Crew-2 - SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight - which is scheduled to launch next Thursday, as it's literally the same capsule, remodeled, which Behnken and Hurley called it Endeavor, after the last space shuttle.
MacArthur said the hiring at Endeavor was an amazing surprise and a bit of fun for everything.
It is reported that MacArthur went to space once before to help repair the Hubble Space Telescope, but had never set foot on the space station, and said she was extremely excited about the mission.