News Update on Upcoming NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission


Watch for a live news update on the upcoming launch of the Crew Dragon, with four astronauts aboard, from our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission, currently scheduled for liftoff no earlier than April 20, will be the second crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will travel to the International Space Station for a mission of about six months.

Speaking at today’s briefing are:
– Kathy Lueders, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, NASA Headquarters
– Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
– Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station, Johnson
– Benji Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceX
– Hiroshi Sasaki, JAXA vice president and director general, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate
– David Parker, director, Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA

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