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MEDIA BRIEFINGS RE SPACEX/NASA CREW DRAGON DEMO-2 MISSION TO ISS, May 1, 2020, JSC/virtual, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm EDT

(NASA TV)

NASA and SpaceX will hold a series of media briefings on May 1, 2020 from Johnson Space Center, TX to discuss the upcoming launch of SpaceX’s “Demo-2” test flight of Crew Dragon, the first flight with a crew.

This test flight, scheduled for May 27, will be the first launch of astronauts from American soil since the space shuttle was terminated in 2011.

The May 1 briefings will take place at Johnson Space Center, but all media will participate remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The briefings will air on NASA TV and/or NASA Live.   They are in four parts (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

11 a.m. EDT– Commercial Crew and International Space Station overview news conference with the following participants:

  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • Kathy Lueders, program manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Kirk Shireman, program manager, International Space Station Program, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer, SpaceX

12:30 p.m. EDT – Mission Overview news conference with the following participants:

  • Steve Stich, deputy manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • Zeb Scoville, NASA Demo-2 flight director, Flight Operations Directorate, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • Benji Reed, director of crew mission management, SpaceX

2 p.m.  EDT – Crew news conference with the following participants:

  • Astronaut Robert Behnken, joint operations commander, NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission
  • Astronaut Douglas Hurley, spacecraft commander, NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission

3:30 p.m. EDT – Round-Robin interviews with the crew members:

  • Behnken and Hurley will be available for a limited number of remote interviews.  The NASA TV schedule says the live interviews with Spacecraft Commander Hurley will air from 3:40-4:50 pm ET and with Joint Operations Commander Behnken from 5:25-6:05 pm ET)

 

Details

Date:
May 1
Time:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm