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.
A pair of news conferences on Thursday, Aug. 4, at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston will highlight the agencies 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 NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.