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NASA BRIEFING FOR INTUITIVE MACHINES’ IM-1 MOON LAUNCH (2 of 2), Feb 13, 2024, virtual, 1:30 pm ET

Update, February 11:  NASA changed the date and time for the second media telecon on Lunar Delivery Readiness. That now will be on February 13 at 1:30 pm ET instead of February 12 at 4:30 pm ET.

The updated schedule is as follows:

On February 12 and 13, 2024, NASA will hold two media telecons in advance of the launch of Intuitive Machines’ first lunar mission, IM-1, scheduled for February 14 at 12:57 am ET.  IM-1 is part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program where NASA purchases services from companies to deliver NASA payloads to the lunar surface. The companies find non-NASA customers to close the business case.

Audio of both telecons will air on https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.

February 12, 11:00 am ET: Science

  • Susan Lederer, CLPS project scientist, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
  • Farzin Amzajerdian, principal investigator, Navigation Doppler Lidar, NASA’s Langley Research Center
  • Tamara Statham, co-principal investigator, Lunar Node-1, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Daniel Cremons, deputy principal investigator, Laser Retro-Reflector Array, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Nat Gopalswamy, principal investigator, Radio Observations of the Lunar Surface Photoelectron Sheath, NASA Goddard
  • Michelle Munk, principal investigator, Stereo Camera for Lunar Plume-Surface Studies, NASA Langley
  • Lauren Ameen, deputy project manager, Radio Frequency Mass Gauge, NASA’s Glenn Research Center

February 13, 1:30 pm ET: Lunar Delivery Readiness

  • Joel Kearns, deputy associate administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  • Debra Needham, program scientist, Exploration Science Strategy and Integration Office, NASA Headquarters
  • Trent Martin, vice president, Space Systems, Intuitive Machines
  • William Gerstenmaier, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX
  • Arlena Moses, launch weather officer, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron


February 13
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm