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NASA, SpaceX to Provide Update on Crew-4 Space Station Mission

Jessica Watkins,  Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts participate in a training session at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. From left: NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 mission specialist Jessica Watkins, NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 pilot Robert Hines, NASA astronaut and SpaceX Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut and Crew-4 mission specialist Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy.
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NASA and SpaceX will hold a joint media teleconference at noon EST Friday, Feb. 4, to provide an update on progress toward the agency’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station. Targeted to launch April 15, Crew-4 will carry an international crew of four astronauts to the microgravity laboratory for a six-month stay.

Audio of the teleconference will stream live online at:

Participants in the briefing include:

  • Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator, NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate
  • Steve Stich, manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
  • Joel Montalbano, manager, NASA’s International Space Station Program
  • William Gerstenmaier, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX

To participate in the teleconference, media must contact: no later than one hour prior to the event for dial-in information.

Crew-4 will be the fourth crew rotation mission of SpaceX’s human space transportation system and its fifth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight, to the space station through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The mission will launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Learn more about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at:


Joshua Finch
Headquarters, Washington

Joshua Finch
Headquarters, Washington