After the Launch: NASA and SpaceX Share Updates about Historic #LaunchAmerica Mission


Liftoff! The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Pad 39A at 3:22 p.m. EDT on May 30, kicking off a critical final flight test of the SpaceX crew transportation system.

Following the successfully launch, NASA hosted a postlaunch news conference for officials to talk about the mission live from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Participants included:
o NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
o Pat Forrester, NASA Chief Astronaut
o Kathy Lueders, manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
o Elon Musk, SpaceX chief engineer
o Kirk Shireman, manager, International Space Station Program

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