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NASA PRE-LAUNCH BFG FOR THE LUCY MISSION, Oct 13, 2021, virtual, 1:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a pre-launch briefing for the Lucy mission, which is scheduled for launch to the Trojan asteroids on October 16.  It will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Other briefings are scheduled for October 14 and 15, in addition to live launch coverage on October 16. See separate calendar entries for those events.

Participants in the October 13 pre-launch briefing are:

  • Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington.
  • Hal Levison, Lucy principal investigator, Southwest Research Institute.
  • Donya Douglas-Bradshaw, Lucy Project Manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • John Elbon, Chief Operating Officer, United Launch Alliance.
  • Launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron, Space Launch Delta 45, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • Omar Baez, Lucy Launch Director, NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


October 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm