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Ready For Liftoff! NASA and SpaceX to Launch A Four-Member Crew to the International Space Station Live Shots

Ready For Liftoff! NASA and SpaceX to Launch A Four-Member Crew to the International Space Station!

Sunday’s Halloween Day Launch Marks The Third Commercial Crew Rotation To The Space Station

On Sunday Oct. 31, NASA and SpaceX are launching the third commercial crew rotation to the International Space Station. Crew-3 is made up of NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron as well as European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer. The Crew-3 astronauts will contribute to more than 20 years of continuous research from living and working in space as well as help pave the way for future missions to the Moon and Mars. The Commercial Crew Program is helping to open low-Earth orbit to more people, more science, and more companies than ever before, and enabling more economic growth.

Live interviews will be offered with LIMITED AVAILABILITY on Friday, October 29, between 6:00am - 11:30pm EASTERN TIME.

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Participating Experts:
Mike Fincke / Astronaut
Jonny Kim / Astronaut
Loral O'Hara / Astronaut
Steve Bowen / Astronaut
Woody Hoburg / Astronaut
Daniel Forrestal / Launch Manager

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On Sunday, NASA and SpaceX are launching the third rotation of astronauts to the International Space Station from American soil in a fully reusable spacecraft for a planned mission duration of about six months. These astronauts will continue our more than 20 year continuous human presence in space. Here to talk to us about the Crew-3 mission and the incredible research they’ll be doing is NASA expert XX.

Suggested Questions:
NASA and SpaceX have partnered to launch astronauts as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Can you tell us about that program?
This is the third crew rotation mission with astronauts, fourth flight overall, for NASA and SpaceX to the International Space Station, what are we hoping to learn?
How is NASA’s work paving a path where more people can fly to space one day?
How is NASA's Commercial Crew Program helping us prepare for the Artemis missions?
Where can our viewers go to watch the launch and keep up with mission progress?

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Christina Brooke Mitchell (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
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