NASA will host a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to provide Artemis II mission preparations and crew training updates. Artemis II will send a crew of four astronauts on a journey around the Moon and bring them back safely, paving the way for future long-term human exploration missions to the lunar surface, and eventually Mars.
NASA will provide live coverage of the news conference on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. Watch the update live at:
Participants will include:
- NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
- NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy
- Jim Free, NASA associate administrator, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate
- Reid Wiseman, Artemis II commander, NASA
- Victor Glover, Artemis II pilot, NASA
- Christina Hammock Koch, Artemis II mission specialist, NASA
- Jeremy Hansen, Artemis II mission specialist, CSA (Canadian Space Agency)
Accreditation to participate in person has passed for this event. To ask questions via phone, media must dial into the news conference no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time. For dial-in information, please contact the Kennedy newsroom no later than 1 p.m. at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artemis II is the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a long-term lunar presence for science and exploration under Artemis and is the first mission with astronauts to the Moon in more than 50 years. The approximately 10-day Artemis II flight test will launch on the agency’s powerful Space Launch System rocket, prove the Orion spacecraft’s life-support systems, and validate the capabilities and techniques needed for humans to live and work in deep space.
Learn more about the Artemis II crew and their mission at:
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Johnson Space Center, Houston