Today, Oct. 29, at noon, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will hold a media briefing at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website, and will include the following participants:
- Bill Nelson, NASA administrator
- Bob Cabana, NASA associate administrator
- Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA
- Janet Petro, director, Kennedy Space Center
- Woody Hoburg, NASA astronaut
Following this, at 1:30 p.m., tune in to a NASA Social Live event on Kennedy’s YouTube and Facebook accounts. Cabana, Petro, and Hoburg will discuss the upcoming mission, as well as answer questions from NASA Social participants.
Crew-3 will launch NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer to the space station for a six-month science mission. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to lift off from Kennedy’s historic Launch Complex 39A at 2:21 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 31.