Boeing Crew Flight Test Preview, NASA Holds News Conferences

Washington, March 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — NASA will preview the agency's Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station by hosting media tours. Thursday, March 21and with news conferences Friday, March 22at the agency's Johnson Space Center Houston.

NASA and Boeing officials will discuss flight test readiness, objectives and priorities at 10 a.m. EDT March 22and mission managers will discuss the flight plan, schedule and details here 11:30 am NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore And Sunny Williams He will answer the questions 2 pm and available for personal interviews.

All three news conferences will be telecast live NASA+NASA Television, The NASA Appand of agency Website. Learn how Stream NASA TV Through various platforms including social media.

Media will have opportunities in the afternoon March 21 To learn more about flight testing, visit the Boeing Starliner mockup, experience training in the Starliner simulator, and meet members of the flight control teams supporting the first crewed flight of the shuttle.

The flight test, which is currently scheduled to begin in early May due to space station scheduling, has scheduled Willmore and Williams to orbit the lab for up to two weeks. A United Launch Alliance rocket and Boeing Starliner shuttle will launch from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Florida.

This will be the final media opportunity to speak with the astronauts before they leave for NASA Kennedy Space Center Inside Florida For starters.

International media wishing to participate in person or to receive remote interviews with the astronauts should request credentials by 5 p.m. Monday, March 11By contacting the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 or [email protected]. US media interested in attending should request credentials by 6 p.m Monday, March 18, Johnson from the newsroom. of NASA Media Accreditation Policy is online.

All media wishing to participate in the news conference by telephone should contact the Johnson Newsroom 9:45 am March 22. Those wishing to submit questions on social media can do so using #AskNASA.

Thursday, March 21:

  • 11:30 CDT (12:30 p.m. EDT) media visit at Johnson Space Center

Brief participants include (all times Eastern and subject to change based on activities):

Friday, March 22:
10 I am Program overview News conference

  • NASA administrator Bill Nelson
  • Steve StichManager, Commercial Group Program, NASA
  • Dana WeigelDeputy Manager, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • Mark NappiVice President and Project Manager, Boeing Starliner Program

11:30 am Mission Overview News Conference

  • Mike LammersFlight Director, Starliner Ascent, NASA
  • Vincent LahoreFlight Director, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • Ed Van SyceFlight Director, Starliner rendezvous, NASA

2 pm Group news conference

  • Butch WilmoreNASA Astronaut, Mission Commander
  • Sunny WilliamsNASA astronaut, mission pilot

Wilmore, a US Navy The captain is a veteran of two space missions and has accumulated 178 days in space. Selected as an astronaut in 2000, he served as flight engineer on Expedition 41 from September. November 2014He then assumed command of Expedition 42 until it returned to Earth March 2015. During this mission, he logged 167 days in space and performed four spacewalks. In 2009, Wilmore served as a pilot on the Space Shuttle Atlantis For STS-129. from Mount Juliet, TennesseeWilmore earned degrees Tennessee Technological University, CookevilleAnd this University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Williams, retired Navy The captain is experienced in two space station missions, Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33, and served as commander of Expedition 33. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1998, he was the first to launch into space and spent 322 days in space. Space Shuttle Discovery with the crew of STS-116, then aboard a Roscosmos Soyuz spacecraft. Williams has completed seven spacewalks totaling 50 hours and 40 minutes. Williams thinks Needham, MassachusettsTo be her hometown and graduated US Naval Academy In 1987 and Florida Institute of Technology, MelbourneIn 1995.

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