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Launch Readiness Review Concludes, Prelaunch News Conference Set for 11:15 p.m.

30 Oct 2021, 02:58 UTC
Launch Readiness Review Concludes, Prelaunch News Conference Set for 11:15 p.m.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen at sunset on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-3 mission, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Mission managers with NASA, SpaceX, and ESA (European Space Agency) have completed the Launch Readiness Review for the agency’s Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff remains scheduled for 2:21 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 31.
A prelaunch news teleconference will begin at 11:15 p.m., Oct. 29. Listen live on the agency’s website. Participants include:

Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA
Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station Program, NASA
Jennifer Buchli, acting chief scientist, International Space Station Program, NASA
Sarah Walker, director, Dragon Mission Management, SpaceX
Holly Ridings, chief flight director, Flight Operations Directorate, NASA
Frank de Winne, program manager, International Space Station, ESA
William Ulrich, launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron, United States Space Force

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft will lift off from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A, carrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer to ...

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