NASA to Host Briefings, Interviews for Agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 Mission

A collage of NASAs SpaceX Crew-5 from left to right, top to bottom :NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina.

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A pair of news conferences on Thursday, Aug. 4, at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston will highlight the agencys SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. The mission is NASAs fifth crew rotation flight involving a US commercial spacecraft carrying crew for a science expedition aboard the microgravity laboratory.

The agency will host a mission overview news conference at 12:30 pm EDT and a crew news conference at 2 pm Both will air live on NASA Television, the NASA appand the agencies website. The crew also will be available for individual interviews after 3 pm

The Crew-5 mission will carry NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada as well as JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakataand Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina. The Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon Endurance spacecraft is scheduled to launch no earlier than Sept. 29 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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