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NASA to Televise Artemis I Demonstration Test, Host Media Call

September 21

Artemis 1 On The Launch Pad

NASA will provide live coverage with commentary of the upcoming Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test beginning at 7:15 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The demonstration test will allow teams to confirm the repair to a hydrogen leak seen during an early September Artemis I launch attempt, evaluate updated propellant loading procedures, and conduct additional evaluations. The demonstration will conclude when the objectives for the test have been met.

Live coverage of the test will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. While NASA is airing coverage of the launch, rendezvous, docking, and hatch opening of the Soyuz MS-22 carrying NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station on NASA’s Television’s Public Channel, the Artemis I demonstration test will air only on the Media Channel. During all other times, the test will air on both the Public and Media Channels.

The agency also will host a media teleconference to preview the test at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. Participants include:

– Tom Whitmeyer, deputy associate administrator for Common Exploration Systems Development, NASA Headquarters
– Mike Sarafin, Artemis mission manager, NASA Headquarters
– Jeremy Parsons, deputy manager, Exploration Ground Systems Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
– John Blevins, chief engineer, Space Launch System Program, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Audio of the media call will stream live on the agency’s website at: https://www.nasa.gov/live

To participate by telephone, media must RSVP no later than two hours prior to the start of the event to: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov.

Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test. It is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions to provide a foundation for human exploration in deep space and demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.

Through Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone to send astronauts to Mars.


September 21
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