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SpX-17 WHAT’S ON BOARD SCIENCE BRIEFING, April 29, 2019, KSC, 10:30 am ET (webcast)

NASA will hold a briefing on April 29, 2019 at Kennedy Space Center, FL at 10:30 am ET to discuss “What’s on Board” the SpX-17 cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS).  SpX-17 is currently scheduled for launch on May 1.  (A pre-launch briefing is scheduled for April 30.)

The What’s on Board briefing will be broadcast on NASA TV.

Participants are:

  • Mike Roberts, deputy chief scientist of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, will give an overview of the science heading to station as part of the ISS National Lab.
  • Genes in Space winners Rebecca Li, Aarthi Vijayakumar, Michelle Sung and David Li will discuss their experiment to study how cells repair their own DNA in space.
  • Kristen John, principal investigator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, will discuss the Hermes Facility, a reconfigurable testing facility that can accommodate up to four experiments at a time. The facility will be used for investigations into the formation and behavior of asteroids and comets, impact dynamics, and planetary evolution.
  • Annmarie Eldering, project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will discuss how OCO-3 observes the complex dynamics of Earth’s atmospheric carbon cycle.
  • Lucie Low, scientific program manager at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and Geraldine Hamilton, president and chief scientific officer of Emulate, Inc.,will discuss Tissue Chips in Space, research that will employ tissue chip technology to develop and advance novel medical technologies on Earth.



April 29, 2019
6:30 am - 11:00 pm