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NASA will cover the upcoming pre-launch and launch activities of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts bound for the International Space Station. This is the second rotational flight for the SpaceX Crew Dragon crew and the first with two international partners. The flight follows certification by NASA for scheduled flights to the space station as part of the agency’s commercial crew program.

The launch, on a Falcon 9 rocket, is scheduled for 6:11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 22 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon is expected to dock at the space station around 5:30 a.m. on Friday April. 23. Pre-launch, launch and docking activities will be broadcast live on NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency’s website.

The Crew-2 flight will carry NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur – who will serve as the mission’s spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively – as well as astronaut Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet. , who will serve as mission specialists at the space station for a six-month science mission.

The deadline for media accreditation for in-person coverage of this launch has passed. More information on media accreditation is available by email: ksc-media-accreditat@mail.nasa.gov.

All media participation in subsequent press conferences will be remote, except as specifically listed below, and only a limited number of media will be hosted at Kennedy due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please note that the Kennedy Press Site facilities will remain closed throughout these events for the protection of Kennedy employees and journalists, with the exception of a limited number of media who will receive written confirmation in the coming days. .

Coverage for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission is as follows (still in the East):

Thursday April 15

6:00 p.m. – Flight Readiness Review (FRR) Media Teleconference at Kennedy (no earlier than one hour after the Flight Readiness Review is completed) with the following participants:

Kathy Lueders, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, NASA Headquarters
Steve Stich, Director, NASA Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy
Joel Montalbano, Director, International Space Station, NASA Johnson Space Center
Norm Knight, Deputy Director, Directorate of Flight Operations, Johnson
SpaceX Representative
Junichi Sakai, Director, International Space Station Program, JAXA
Frank de Winne, Director, International Space Station Program, ESA
Randy Repcheck, Acting Director, Operational Safety, Federal Aviation Administration
Media can ask questions only by phone. For the phone number and access code, please contact the Kennedy Press Room no later than 5 p.m. Thursday April 15 at: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov.

Friday April 16

1:00 p.m. (approx) – Kennedy Crew Arrival Media Event with the following attendees (limited and previously confirmed in-person media only):

Steve Jurczyk, Interim NASA Administrator
Bob Cabana, Center Director, Kennedy
Junichi Sakai, Director, International Space Station Program, JAXA
Frank de Winne, Director, International Space Station Program, ESA
NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Commander of the Spacecraft
NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur, Pilot
JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Mission Specialist
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, mission specialist
No conference call options are available for this event.

Saturday April 17th

9:45 a.m. – Media engagement of the virtual crew in Kennedy with the astronauts of crew 2:

NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Commander of the Spacecraft
NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur, Pilot
JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Mission Specialist
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, mission specialist
The media can ask questions only by telephone. For the phone number and access code, please contact the Johnson Newsroom no later than 5 p.m. Friday April. 16, at: jsccommu@mail.nasa.gov.

Monday April 19

1 p.m. – Science Media teleconference to discuss the investigations Crew-2 will support during their mission

Dr. Liz Warren, senior program director at the U.S. National Laboratory at the ISS, will discuss tissue engineering, which uses a combination of cells, engineering, and materials to restore, maintain, enhance, or replace biological tissue. Scientists will take advantage of microgravity, which allows cells to grow without scaffolding and in a way that mimics tissues in the human body.
Dr. Lucie Low, National Institutes of Health, will discuss tissue arrays, complex bioengineered 3D models that mimic the structure and function of human organ systems. Scientists use tissue chips to test the potential effects of drugs on these tissues and to study disease.
The scientist of the ISS program for Earth observations, Dr. William Stefanov, will discuss the crew’s Earth observations. Astronauts have taken more than 3.5 million images of Earth from the space station, contributing to one of the oldest records of how Earth has evolved over time.
Bryan Griffith, NASA’s ISS Power Boost Project Manager, will discuss the deployment of the ISS Solar Array compact solar panels that open like a yoga mat. In 2017, the basic design was tested on the space station to determine its strength and durability, and NASA will deliver the first two of six new arrays that will be delivered this summer to increase the station’s power.
The media can ask questions by phone. To obtain the phone number and access code, please e-mail Stephanie Schierholz no later than 8 a.m. on Monday April. 19, at: stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov.

Tuesday April 20

TBD – Kennedy pre-launch press conference (no earlier than one hour after completion of the launch readiness review) with the following attendees:

Steve Stich, Director, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy
Joel Montalbano, Director, International Space Station, Johnson
Kirt Costello, Chief Scientist, International Space Station Program, Johnson
Norm Knight, Deputy Director, Directorate of Flight Operations, Johnson
Benji Reed, Senior Director, Human Space Flight Programs, SpaceX
Junichi Sakai, Director, International Space Station Program, JAXA
Frank de Winne, Director, International Space Station Program, ESA
Brian Cizek, Launch Weather Officer, 45th Weather Squadron, US Air Force
Media can ask questions by phone only. For the phone number and access code, please contact the Kennedy Newsroom no later than noon Tuesday, April 20 at ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov.

Wednesday April 21

10:00 am – Admin Countdown Briefing with the following attendees (limited and previously confirmed in-person media only):

Steve Jurczyk, Interim NASA Administrator
Bob Cabana, Director of the Kennedy Center
Hiroshi Sasaki, Vice President and General Manager, JAXA Human Space Flight Technology Directorate
Frank de Winne, Director, International Space Station Program, ESA
NASA Astronaut
NASA Astronaut
No conference call options are available for this event.

Thursday April 22

2:00 a.m. – NASA Television Launch Coverage Begins NASA Television will have continuous coverage, including docking, hatch opening and welcoming ceremony, with a press conference following docking activities.

7:30 a.m. (approximately) – Post-launch press conference with the following participants:

Steve Jurczyk, Interim NASA Administrator
Kathy Lueders, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration Mission and Operations Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Hiroshi Sasaki, Vice President and General Manager, JAXA Human Space Flight Technology Directorate
Frank de Winne, Director, International Space Station Program, ESA
SpaceX Representative
Media can ask questions only by phone. For the phone number and access code, please contact the Kennedy Press Room no later than 7:00 a.m. Thursday, April 22 at: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov.

Friday 23 April

5:30 am – Mooring

7:35 a.m. – hatches open

8:05 am – Welcome Ceremony from the International Space Station with the following participants:

Kathy Lueders, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration Mission and Operations Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Hiroshi Yamakawa, President, JAXA
Josef Aschbacher, Managing Director, ESA

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