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NASA News Briefing on Intuitive Machines' First Lunar Landing
NASA and Intuitive Machines will host a televised news conference at 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 23, to detail the Odysseus lander’s historic soft Moon landing.
With the last-minute assistance of a NASA precision landing technology, the first CLPS, or Commercial Lunar Payload Services, mission carrying the agency’s science and technology demonstrations successfully landed on the Moon at 6:23 p.m. on Feb. 22.
This mission is the first U.S. soft landing on the Moon in more than 50 years. Flight controllers are communicating and commanding the lander, which is solar charging and has good telemetry.
The news conference will air on NASA+, NASA Television, and the agency’s website. Learn how to stream NASA TV on a variety of platforms including social media.
Participants in the news conference include:
Joel Kearns, deputy associate administrator for Exploration, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington Prasun Desai, deputy associate administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters Steve Altemus, chief executive officer and co-founder, Intuitive Machines Tim Crain, chief technology officer and co-founder, Intuitive Machines This event is virtual only. To ask questions during the news conference, media must RSVP to the NASA newsroom no later than two hours before the start of the call to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, visit:
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Nilufar Ramji / Laura Sorto
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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Intuitive Machines, Houston
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Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on May 20, 2022. Credit: NASA As part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, the agency opened media accreditation for the launch of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the International Space Station. The mission will be the company’s first Starliner spacecraft mission with crew.
NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will launch aboard Starliner on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and dock at the orbiting laboratory, where they will stay for up to two weeks. Liftoff is currently targeted for mid-April 2024 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The mission will test the end-to-end capabilities of the Starliner system, including launch, docking, and return to Earth in the desert of the western United States.
Following a successful mission, NASA will begin the final process of certifying Starliner and systems for crewed missions to the space station.
U.S. media may apply separately for a photo opportunity during the rollout of the Starliner spacecraft from Boeing’s Commercial Cargo and Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The operational activity is scheduled to take place in early April.
Media accreditation deadlines are as follows:
International media without U.S. citizenship interested in covering the launch must apply by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 14 U.S. media interested in a photo opportunity of Starliner rollout must apply by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 21 U.S. media interested in covering the launch must apply for credentials by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 7 All accreditation requests must be submitted online at:
NASA’s media accreditation policy is online. For questions about accreditation or special logistical requests, please email: email@example.com. Requests for space for satellite trucks, tents, or electrical connections are due by Monday, April 15.
For other questions, please contact the newsroom at NASA Kennedy: 321-867-2468.
Para obtener información sobre cobertura en español en el Centro Espacial Kennedy o si desea solicitar entrevistas en español, comuníquese con Antonia Jaramillo: 321-501-8425, o Messod Bendayan: 256-930-1371.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry through a public-private partnership to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil. The goal of the program is to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation on space station missions, which will allow for additional research time.
For more information about the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, visit:
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Steve Siceloff / Danielle Sempsrott
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Johnson Space Center, Houston
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