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NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Rotation Mission with SpaceX

17 Sep 2020, 21:44 UTC
NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Rotation Mission with SpaceX
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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. (Credits: NASA)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA will highlight the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a trio of news conferences beginning 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The briefings, which will take place at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The full astronaut crew flying on the mission also will be available for interviews.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 flight mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 23, will carry astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the space station from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Briefings and participants include (all times EDT):

11 a.m. – NASA’s Commercial Crew Program News Conference with the following participants:

NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineKathy Lueders, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA HeadquartersPhil McAlister, director, Commercial Spaceflight Development, NASA HeadquartersHans Koenigsmann, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX

12:30 p.m. – Crew-1 Mission Overview News Conference with the following ...

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