NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Launch with SpaceX


NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, left, and Doug Hurley, wearing SpaceX spacesuits
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, left, and Doug Hurley, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, walk through the Crew Access Arm connecting the launch tower to the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft during a dress rehearsal at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 17, 2020.
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With the first mission to return human spaceflight launches to American soil now targeted to lift off May 27, NASA will highlight the historic flight with a series of news conferences Friday, May 1, that will air live on NASA Television and the agencys website. In addition, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, who will serve as crew for the mission, will be available for remote interviews.

NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a trio of media briefings beginning at 11a.m. EDT May 1, to preview NASAs SpaceX Demo-2 mission. The flight test with NASA astronauts aboard SpaceXs Crew Dragon spacecraft will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station from NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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