WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station.
The launch is targeted for noon EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 5from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance, is scheduled to dock to the space station at 4:57 pm EDT ThursdayOct. 6. Crew arrival, launch, the postlaunch news conference, and mission coverage through docking will air live on NASA Television, the NASA appand the agency’s website. NASA also will host an audio only prelaunch news teleconference. Follow all live events at:
The Crew-5 launch will carry two NASA astronauts Mission Commander Nicole Mann and Pilot Josh Cassada, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakataand Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikinawho will serve as mission specialists to the space station for a science expedition mission.
This is the fifth crew rotation mission with astronauts using the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket to the orbiting laboratory as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
The deadline has passed for media accreditation for in-person coverage of this launch. More information about media accreditation is available by emailing: [email protected].
All media participation in the following news conferences will be remote except where specifically listed below.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern and subject to change based on real-time operations):
Saturday, Oct. 1
12:30 pm (approximately) – Crew arrival media event at Kennedy on NASA Television
- Bob Cabanaassociate administrator, NASA
- Janet Petrodirector, NASA Kennedy
- Junichi Sakaimanager, International Space Station, JAXA
- NASA astronaut Nicole Mann
- NASA astronaut Josh Cassada
- JAXA astronaut