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SpX-16 WHAT’S ON BOARD PRE-LAUNCH BRIEFING, Dec 3, 2018, KSC, 9:30 am ET (webcast)

NASA will hold a briefing on December 3, 2018 at 9:30 am ET from Kennedy Space Center, FL to preview science experiments that will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by the SpaceX-16 (SpX-16) cargo resupply mission, which is scheduled for launch the next day.

The briefing will be aired on NASA TV and webcast on the agency’s NASA Live website.

Participants are:

  • Jill McGuire, project manager, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss RRM3 [Robotic Refueling Mission 3]
  • Dr. Ralph Dubayah, principal investigator, University of Maryland, and Bryan Blair, deputy principal investigator, Goddard, will discuss GEDI [Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation]
  • Dr. Elaine Horn-Ranney, principal investigator, Tympanogen, will discuss an investigation into novel wound dressings and how antibiotics can be directly released on wound sites.
  • Nicole Wagner, LambdaVision, will discuss the Enhancement of Performance and Longevity of a Protein-Based Retinal Implant.
  • Winners of the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge:
    • Adia Bulawa, project lead, Staying Healthy in Space
    • Sarina Kopf, project lead, Aeroponic Farming in Microgravity


December 3, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 pm