NASA’s mission with SpaceX to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station is cleared to proceed, officials said, following a successful Flight Readiness Review that concluded Friday, May 22, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Participants in a news briefing about the mission include:
· NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
· NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk
· Kathy Lueders, manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
· Kirk Shireman, manager, International Space Station Program
· Benji Reed, director of crew mission management, SpaceX
· Norm Knight, deputy director, NASA Johnson Space Center Flight Operations
NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 27, for the launch of the Demo-2 flight, which will be the first time a commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft will carry humans to the space station.
Learn about the mission by visiting https://www.nasa.gov/launchamerica/