NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Crew-1 Mission Update, Target New Launch Date


SpaceX Crew-1 portrait
SpaceX Crew-1 Team
NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – who constitute the crew of NASA’s Crew-1 mission – inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.
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NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agencys Commercial Crew Program.

Managers of NASAs SpaceX Crew-1 mission will hold a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 28, to discuss the upcoming launch, including results from recent testing of the Falcon 9 Merlin engines following unexpected data SpaceX noted during a recent non-NASA launch. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agencys website.

Briefing participants include:

  • Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASAs Johnson Space Center, Houston
  • Hans Koenigsmann, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX, Hawthorne, California
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