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PRE-LAUNCH BRIEFINGS FOR SPACEX-19 CARGO MISSION TO ISS, Dec 3, 2019, KSC, 1:30 and 4:00 pm ET (NASA TV)

NASA will hold two pre-launch briefings on December 3, 2019, the day before the scheduled launch of the SpaceX-19 (SpX-19) cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The “What’s on Board” briefing is at 1:30 pm ET.  The “pre-launch” briefing is at 4:00 pm ET.  Both will air on NASA TV and the agency’s website (NASA Live).

  • 1:30 p.m. – NASA Social, What’s on Board science briefing from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This briefing will highlight the following research:
    • Bryan Dansberry, assistant program scientist for NASA’s International Space Station Program Science Office, will share an overview of the research being conducted aboard the space station and how it benefits exploration and humanity.
    • Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, will discuss the lab’s work in advancing science in space and developing partnerships that drive industrialization through microgravity research.
    • Ya-Ting Liao and Paul Ferkul, investigators for the Confined Combustion experiment, will discuss the investigation which studies how fire spreads and behaves in confined spaces.
    • Andres Martinez, principal investigator and a student participant for AzTechSat-1, the first Mexican-developed nanosatellite to be launched from the space station, will discuss how the investigation will demonstrate communication between a CubeSat and the GlobalStar Constellation satellite network in low-Earth orbit.
    • Akira Iwasaki, principal investigator for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI), will discuss the next-generation, hyperspectral Earth imaging system.
    • Se-Jin Lee, professor at the Jackson Laboratory and University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and principal investigator of Rodent Research-19, and Emily Germain-Lee, professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and chief of endocrinology and diabetes, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, will discuss research on molecular signaling pathways that influence muscle degradation to prevent skeletal muscle and bone loss during spaceflight, and enhance recovery following return to Earth.
  • 4 p.m. – Prelaunch news conference from Kennedy with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing. Participants include:
    • Kenny Todd, manager, International Space Station Operations Integration at NASA
    • Bryan Dansberry, assistant program scientist, International Space Station Program Science Office at NASA
    • Jessica Jensen, director, Dragon Mission Management at SpaceX
    • Mike McAleenan, launch weather officer, U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing

Details

Date:
December 3
Time:
1:30 pm - 11:00 pm