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SPACEX DEMO-2 POST-SPLASHDOWN NEWS CONFERENCE, Aug 2, 2020, JSC, 4:30 pm ET

Update, August 2:  The time has been moved up to 4:30 pm ET.  NASA finally revealed who the participants are this afternoon:

  • Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
  • Steve Stich, Commercial Crew Program Manager
  • Joel Montelbano, ISS Program Manager
  • Gwynne Shotwell, President, SpaceX
  • Crew-1 crew (for the first operational Crew Dragon flight, expected in late September)
    • Michael Hopkins (NASA)
    • Vic Glover (NASA)
    • Shannon Walker (NASA)
    • Soichi Noguichi (JAXA)

Original Entry: NASA will hold a news conference on August 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET following the splashdown of the SpaceX Demo-2 crewed test flight, scheduled for 2:42 pm ET that afternoon.  It will be broadcast on NASA TV.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the crew of Demo-2.  They were launched on May 30 and arrived at the International Space Station on May 31.  They will undock from the ISS on August 1 and splashdown off the East or West Coast of Florida on August 2 (weather permitting).

Participants in the post-splashdown press conference are:

  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • Commercial Crew Program representative
  • International Space Station representative
  • SpaceX representative
  • NASA Astronaut Office representative

Details

Date:
August 2
Time:
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm