NASA To Hold Briefing Previewing SpaceX Mission To Space Station

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NASA To Hold Briefing Previewing SpaceX Mission To Space Station

HOUSTON — NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will reason a media lecture on Monday, Apr 16, to preview a SpaceX proof goal to a International Space Station, now scheduled for launch Apr 30.

The lecture will immediately follow a Flight Readiness Review (FRR) conducted by comparison NASA managers, space hire partners and SpaceX officials. The examination expected will interpretation in a early afternoon. The lecture will be promote live on NASA Television and on a agency’s website.

During a flight, SpaceX’s Dragon booster will control a array of checkout procedures, that will exam and infer a systems in allege of a event with a space station. The primary objectives for a moody embody a fly-under of a hire during a stretch of 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) to countenance a operation of sensors and moody systems required for a protected rendezvous. The booster also will denote a capability to cancel a rendezvous.

If a checkout procedures go well, Dragon will perform a event while a hire organisation works inside a formidable to fastener a car with a station’s robotic arm. Dragon will be berthed to a Earth-facing side of a Harmony node. At a finish of a mission, a organisation will retreat a process, detaching Dragon from a station, after that Dragon will lapse to Earth and be recovered.

Briefing participants include:
— William Gerstenmaier, NASA associate executive for Human Exploration and Operations
— Michael Suffredini, International Space Station module manager
— Alan Lindenmoyer, Commercial Orbital Transportation Services module manager
— Elon Musk, SpaceX arch executive officer and arch engineer
— Holly Ridings, NASA moody executive

Reporters can ask questions from participating NASA centers or around write by contacting a Johnson Space Center newsroom 15 mins before a start of a lecture during 281-483-5111.

For those attending in person, a deadline for reporters to ask certification during Johnson is Monday, Apr 9, for general residents and Friday, Apr 13, for U.S. citizens.

Media can follow updates on a swell of a FRR and lecture start time by following NASA on Twitter at:

http://www.twitter.com/NASA

 

For some-more information on a flight, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

 

For some-more information on a International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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