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CREW-8 POST-FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW BFG, Feb 25, 2024, virtual, 7:30 pm ET

Update, February 25: 6:25 pm ET:  They’ve delayed it again, to 7:30 pm ET.

Update, February 25, 5:30 pm ET:  The time has slipped to 7:00 pm ET and Emily Nelson, Chief Flight Director, Johnson Space Center, has been added to the participant list.

Original Entry: NASA will hold a post-Flight Readiness Review (FRR) briefing for the launch of Crew-8 (targeted for March 1 at 12:04 am ET) on February 25, 2024 at 6:00 pm ET.  The time could change if the FRR goes longer than planned.

NASA’s press release says this is an audio-only event, but it is not clear how the public can listen to it.

“Crew arrival will be available on Kennedy’s streaming channels including YouTube and X. Coverage of launch, the postlaunch news conference, and docking will be available on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA appYouTube, and the agency’s website. NASA also will host an audio-only post-Flight Readiness Review news teleconference. Learn how to stream NASA TV through a variety of platforms including social media.”

The briefing is not listed on the NASA TV/NASA Live schedule as of February 23.

Participants are:

  • Ken Bowersox, associate administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  • Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA Kennedy
  • Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station Program, NASA Johnson
  • William Gerstenmaier, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX
  • Eric van der Wal, Houston office team leader, ESA (European Space Agency)
  • Takayoshi Nishikawa, director, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Houston Office



February 25
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm