Upcoming Live Events (all times Eastern)
Thursday, Feb. 28, time TBD: Prelaunch briefing for SpaceX Demo-1 Commercial Crew mission. News briefing from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center before Saturday’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A.
Thursday, Feb. 28, time TBD: RS-25 engine test from Stennis Space Center. This RS-25 engine for the Space Launch System rocket was built with 3D printed parts to increase engine affordability on future SLS missions.
Saturday, March 2, 2 a.m.: Live NASA TV coverage of SpaceX Demo-1 Commercial Crew demonstration mission. Launch is targeted at 2:48 a.m. EST. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will lift off from historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the first uncrewed test flight of the Commercial Crew Program and will provide data on the performance of the rocket, spacecraft, and ground systems, as well as on-orbit, docking and landing operations. The flight test also will provide valuable data toward NASA certifying SpaceX’s crew transportation system for carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
Saturday, March 2, 5 a.m.: SpaceX Demo-1 post-launch news conference from Kennedy Space Center, with representatives from NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, International Space Station Program and Astronaut Office, and from SpaceX.
Sunday, March 3, 3:30 a.m.: SpaceX Crew Dragon rendezvous and docking at the International Space Station.
Sunday, March 3, 8:30 a.m.: SpaceX Crew Dragon hatch opening at the International Space Station. Hatch opening is scheduled at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.:SpaceX Crew Dragon welcoming ceremony at the International Space Station.
Friday, March 8, 12:15 a.m.: SpaceX Crew Dragon hatch closing in preparation for departure from the International Space Station.
Friday, March 8, 2:30 a.m.: SpaceX Crew Dragon undocking from the International Space Station.
Friday, March 8, 7:30 a.m.: SpaceX Crew Dragon deorbit and landing.
Thursday, March 14, 2 p.m.: NASA TV coverage of Expedition 59 launch to the International Space Station. Launch is at 3:14 p.m. EST. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are scheduled to launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a mission to the International Space Station as members of Expeditions 59 and 60.
Thursday, March 14, 8:15 p.m.: NASA TV coverage of Soyuz docking to the International Space Station. Docking of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft carrying three Expedition 59-60 crew members is scheduled at 9:07 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 10:30 p.m.: NASA TV coverage of Expedition 59 Soyuz hatch opening and welcoming ceremony. NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos are welcomed aboard the station. The Soyuz hatch opening is scheduled at approximately 11:10 p.m.
Friday, March 22: Expedition 59 spacewalk. Astronauts Nick Hague of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency will venture outside the International Space Station for the first in a series of three planned spacewalks.
Friday, March 29: Expedition 59 spacewalk. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch venture outside the International Space Station for the second in a series of three planned spacewalks for maintenance outside the orbiting laboratory.
Monday, April 8: Expedition 59 spacewalk. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague venture outside the International Space Station for the third in a series of three planned spacewalks.
Wednesday, April 17, 4:46 p.m.: Launch of the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft from Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. Northrop Grumman’s eleventh contracted commercial resupply services mission (NG-11) will deliver several tons of cargo including crew supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.
In Case You Missed It: Previous Events
In Case You Missed It:
On Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. EST, NASA held a media briefing on the status of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The solar-powered rover last communicated with Earth June 10, 2018, as a planet-wide dust storm was blanketing Mars.
- News release: NASA’s Record-setting Opportunity Mission Comes to an End
- Six Things to Know About NASA’s Opportunity Rover
In Case You Missed It:
- On Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provided the annual release of global temperatures data and discuss the most important climate trends of 2018. News release: 2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA
In Case You Missed It:
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, Blue Origin’s New Shepard mission (NS-10) lifted off from the company’s launch site in West Texas. This was the 10th New Shepard mission and was dedicated to bringing eight NASA-sponsored research and technology payloads into space through NASA’s Flight Opportunities program.
On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, NASA held a media teleconference on the InSight Mars lander and its recordings of wind vibrations on Mars.
Watch a replay of the teleconference on NASA JPL’s YouTube channel.Associated graphics, images and audio files are available at https://www.nasa.gov/insightmarswind.
On Nov. 29, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced new Moon partnerships with American companies. Working with U.S. companies is the next step to achieving long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
On Nov. 26, NASA’s InSight spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars. Watch a replay of the landing broadcast.
News release: InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath
At 3 p.m. EST on Oct. 30, NASA held a media teleconference on status of the Kepler Space Telescope.
News release: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch
The Expedition 57 crew is safe after a launch abort on Oct. 11, 2018. Story: Expedition 57 Soyuz Status: Astronaut, Cosmonaut Safe After Abort During Launch to International Space Station
News Release: NASA Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort
JAXA’s HTV-7 cargo spacecraft launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan at 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 Japan standard time). HTV-7 is loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments for the crew aboard the International Space Station.
ICESat-2 launched from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on the final launch of a ULA Delta II rocket at 9:02 a.m. EDT (6:02 a.m. PDT). ICESat-2 will provide precise measurements of the changing height of Earth’s glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice.
In Case You Missed It: On Friday, Aug. 24, NASA hosted a teleconference on OSIRIS-REx, the agency’s first mission to return an asteroid sample to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is now preparing to conduct the necessary approach maneuvers to rendezvous with asteroid Bennu on Dec. 3.
- Download briefing materials: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13012
- Release: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Asteroid Operations Campaign