Space Travel. Ask Questions Now! Briefings for Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

Space Travel. Ask Questions Now! Briefings for Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station
Yareah Magazine

Space travel. The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 2:31 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 16, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 1:15 p.m.

Space Travel. Ask Questions! Briefings for Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft approaches the International Space Station for rendezvous and grapple during a commercial resupply mission. Image Credit: NASA

NASA will host a series of prelaunch news conferences Monday, Dec. 15 at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. All briefings, which are subject to a change in time, will air live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.

The first briefing, airing at 10 a.m., will cover the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) Earth science instrument headed to the space station. Participants for this briefing will be:

— Julie Robinson, ISS Program chief scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
— Colleen Hartman, deputy director for science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
— Robert J. Swap, program scientist with the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
— Matthew McGill, CATS principal investigator at Goddard

The second briefing, at 12:30 p.m., will provide up-to-date information about the launch. Participants for the prelaunch briefing will be:

— Mike Suffredini, NASA’s ISS Program manager
— Hans Koenigsmann, vice president for Mission Assurance at SpaceX
— Kathy Winters with the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida

The final briefing of the day, at 2 p.m., will cover some of the numerous science investigations headed to the space station. Participants for the science briefing will be:

— Julie Robinson, NASA’s ISS Program chief scientist
— Michael Roberts, senior research pathway manager at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, headquartered in Melbourne, Florida
— Cheryl Nickerson, Micro-5 principal investigator at Arizona State University
— Samuel Durrance, NR-SABOL principal investigator at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne

Media and the public can join the conversation using #ISScargo and #SpaceX5, and ask questions using #askNASA.

View Comments (1)
  • Pingback: Are odds in SpaceX's favor as it seeks to land rocket on ocean platform? – The Space Reporter()

More in Science

Kate Rubins

NASA Gives Thumbs Up to World Extreme Medical Conference

Yareah MagazineOctober 11, 2016
See Fintek stand 5971 at Mach 2016

Mach 2016, Stand 5971 – Finishing Techniques Becomes Fintek

Yareah MagazineMarch 15, 2016
Give the birds a helping hand this year

Looking for a New Year’s resolution? How about helping more birds to fly..

Yareah MagazineJanuary 5, 2016

Sea Dinosaurs and Jurassic World. Which Were the Most Terrifying Old Animals?

Ignacio ZaraDecember 31, 2015
Funny birds. Blue Footed Booby

Funny Birds around the World. From Blue Footed Booby to Cock of the Rock. Take a Look!

Isabel del RioDecember 28, 2015
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has a new pet: ‘White Angel’ is a wonderful pony. Take a look!

ISartosaDecember 27, 2015

Yareah Magazine

Art is Everywhere and Up to You.

About Us - Press Kit - Contact Us

YM on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States