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TWO CREW-2 PRESS CONFERENCES, Mar 1, 2021, JSC/virtual, 12:30 and 2:00 pm ET

NASA will hold two press conferences on March 1, 2021 at Johnson Space Center, TX to discuss the next SpaceX crew mission to the International Space Station, Crew-2.  Launch is currently expected on April 20, 2021.

At 12:30 pm ET, officials will provide an overview of the mission.  Participants are:

  • Kathy Lueders, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, NASA Headquarters
  • Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, Johnson
  • Benji Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceX
  • Junichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station, JAXA
  • David Parker, director, Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA

At 2:00, the four astronauts — two from NASA, one from the Japan, and one from Europe — will answer questions.

  • Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, spacecraft commander, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission
  • Astronaut Megan McArthur, pilot, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission
  • Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, mission specialist, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission
  • Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, mission specialist, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission

The briefings will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.


March 1, 2021
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm