Representatives from NASA participate in a briefing at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 29, 2021, in advance of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. From left are Megan Cruz, NASA communications; Janet Petro, director, Kennedy; Bill Nelson, NASA administrator; Bob Cabana, NASA associate administrator; Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate; and NASA astronaut Woody Hoburg. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston
Earlier today, Oct. 29, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson addressed members of the media during a briefing held at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission. Nelson provided words of excitement for launch, now less than two days away.
A close-up view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vertical with the Crew Dragon for the Crew-3 mission at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 27, 2021. Photo credit: SpaceX
“You come right down to the moment, as the countdown clock continues, and suddenly when those motors light off and that energy is concentrated and you’re going upward, it focuses everybody’s attention,” he said. “In this case, our four human beings riding at the top of that rocket, we’ve done everything possible, ...