Tune in to NASA Administrator Briefing Today, Oct. 29

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon atop, at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is vertical with the Crew Dragon atop for the Crew-3 mission at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in this sunset view on Oct. 27, 2021. Photo credit: SpaceX

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.

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