Status Report

NASA Weekly Update from the Administrator – Sept. 21, 2020

By SpaceRef Editor
September 21, 2020
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In little more than a month, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will launch to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the first crew rotational flight provided by the U.S. commercial spacecraft industry. We are excited to work with our commercial partners to continue stepping into this new era of human spaceflight.
  • Top News: Today, Sept. 21, we are discussing the Artemis program with media! A media teleconference is scheduled for this afternoon at 5 p.m. EDT where I will elaborate on these exciting plans, along with senior agency leaders, including Thomas Zurbuchen, Kathy Lueders, and Jim Reuter.
  • Next Up: Tomorrow, Sept. 22, General Raymond, chief of space operations for the United States Space Force and I will discuss broad collaboration among our two organizations. As we advance the Artemis program, safe and ready access to space is essential. The Mitchell Institute will host our discussion and NASA TV will stream it live at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
Our planet is ever changing, and NASA satellites and aircraft are monitoring it to assist disaster recovery teams. Agency resources are currently tracking the many wildfires in the western United States and studying their chemistry. Every data point increases our understanding of Earth and its interacting ecosystems.
Ad astra,
Jim Bridenstine

SpaceRef staff editor.