The Launch Readiness Review for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is complete. Liftoff is targeted for noon EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida.
The prelaunch news teleconference (audio only) at Kennedy starts at 7:30 p.m.. EDT with the following participants:
- Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy
- Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, Johnson
- Emily Nelson, chief flight director, Johnson
- Kirt Costello, chief scientist, NASA’s International Space Station Program
- Benji Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceX
- Junichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station, JAXA
- Sergei Krikalev, executive director, Human Space Flight Programs, Roscosmos
- Brian Cizek, launch weather officer, U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron
The news conference can be found at www.nasa.gov/nasalive.
Crew-5 will carry two NASA astronauts – Mission Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann and Pilot Josh Cassada – along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists, to the International Space Station.
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