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NASA PRE-LAUNCH PRESS BRIEFINGS FOR CYGNUS NG-11 LAUNCH, Apr 16, 2019, Wallops Island, VA, 1:00 AND 4:00 pm ET (webcast)

NASA will hold two pre-launch press briefings for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s next Cygnus cargo mission, NG-11, to the International Space Station (ISS).  The briefings, at 1:00 pm ET and 4:00 pm ET, will air on NASA TV and NASA Live.

The launch is scheduled for the next day, April 17, at 4:46 pm ET. If it takes place as planned, arrival at ISS is on April 19.

Participants in the April 16 briefings are as follows:

  • 1 p.m. – What’s on Board science briefing
    • Pete Hasbrook, manager, International Space Station Program Science Office
    • Liz Warren, associate program scientist, International Space Station National Lab
    • Andrew Zarechnak, Cygnus vehicle manager, Northrop Grumman
    • Maria G. Bualat, Astrobee Facility, Facility Deputy Group Lead, Intelligent Robotics Group at Ames Research Center
    • Dmitry Starodubov, Chief Scientist, Space Fibers
    • Trisha Rettig, post-doctoral fellow, and Nina Nishiyama, research associate, Rodent Research-12
    • Bob Twiggs, professor of Astronautics and Space Science at Morehead State University/Co-Inventor of the CubeSat, Twiggs Space Lab; Marty Estep, Antares program operations manager at Northrop Grumman; and Chris Hale, program manager for Virginia Space ThinSat Program
  • 4 p.m. – Prelaunch news conference
    • Pete Hasbrook, manager, International Space Station Program Science Office
    • Joel Montalbano, deputy manager, International Space Station Program deputy manager
    • Doug Voss, deputy chief of the Wallops Range and Mission Management Office
    • Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
    • Kurt Eberly, Antares vice president, Northrop Grumman


April 16
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm