NASA highlights climate research on cargo launch, sets coverage

WASHINGTONJuly 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NASA and SpaceX target 8:44 PM EDT Thursday, July 14, to launch the agency’s next study to track climate change to the International Space Station. The mission, NASA’s Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT), will fly aboard SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply mission to the orbital lab.

SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft Will Take Off From Launch Complex 39A At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to provide new scientific studies, supplies and equipment for the international crew, including a new study on climate research.

Live coverage is broadcast on NASA Television, the NASA appand that of the agency websitewith pre-launch events starting Wednesday 13 July

Dragon will carry more than 5,800 pounds of cargo, including a variety of NASA to research such as EMIT, which will identify the composition of mineral dust from the Earth’s arid regions and analyze dust carried through the atmosphere from deserts to see its effects on the planet, extending NASA’s data contributions to monitoring further promote climate change.

Other to research include studying the aging of immune cells and the potential to reverse those effects during post-flight recovery, a CubeSat that will monitor cloud top and ocean surface temperatures, which could help scientists control Earth’s climate and weather systems and a student experiment testing a concrete alternative for possible use in future lunar and Mars habitats.

Arrival at the station is scheduled for approx 11:20am EDT on Saturday16th of July. Dragon will autonomously dock in the station’s forward-facing gate Harmony modulewith NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines supervise the work from the station.

The spacecraft is expected to be orbiting the outpost for about a month before returning to Earth with research and return payload, and crashing off the coast of Florida

The media accreditation deadline for personal coverage of this launch has passed. More information on media accreditation is available by sending an email to: [email protected]† NASAs media accreditation policy for on-site and virtual activities is available online. The agency will provide further details to those authorized media, including COVID-19 safety protocols.

Full coverage of this mission is as follows (all times East). Coverage is subject to change based on real-time operational activity. Follow the International Space Station blog for updates.

Wednesday 13 July

3 p.m. – Climate talk on NASA TV with the following participants:

  • Kate CalvinNASA chief scientist and climate consultant
  • Heidi Parrisassociate scientist, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • Mike Robertschief scientist, ISS National Lab
  • Rob GreenJPL senior investigator and principal investigator of EMIT
  • Paula do Vale Pereira, BeaverCube, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A limited number of seats in Kennedy’s auditorium will be available to on-site journalists on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional journalists who want to participate can call in. For the dial-in number and access code, please contact the Kennedy editors no later than 1 p.m. at Wednesday 13 JulyBee: [email protected]

8 pm – Prelaunch media conference call (no earlier than one hour after completion of the Launch Readiness Review) with the following participants:

  • Dana WeigelDeputy Program Manager, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • Heidi Parrisassociate scientist, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • SpaceX Representative
  • Launch Weather Officer Representative, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron

The conference call will be streamed live on† Media may only ask questions by telephone. For the dial-in number and access code, please contact the Kennedy staff at the latest: Wednesday 5 pmJuly 13 at: [email protected]

thursday 14 july

8:15 pm – NASA TV launch coverage begins

8:44 pm – Launch

9:30 pm – Media teleconference after launch

  • Dina ContellaOperations Integration Manager, International Space Station Program, NASA
  • SpaceX Representative

The conference call will be livestreamed on the agency’s website at:

Media may only ask questions by telephone. For the dial-in number and access code, please contact the Kennedy staff at the latest: Thursday 20:00July 14 at: [email protected]

Saturday July 16

10 hours – NASA TV coverage begins for Dragon docking to space station

11:20 am (approx) – Docking

NASA TV launch coverage

Live coverage of the launch on NASA TV begins at 8:15 pm ThursdayJuly 14. For downlink information, schedules, and links to streaming video, visit:

Audio only from the press conferences and launch coverage will be conducted on the NASA “V” circuits, which can be accessed by calling 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, the full mission broadcast can be heard on -1220 and -1240, while the countdown can only be heard on -1260 and -7135, approximately one hour before the mission broadcast begins.

On launch day, a “clean feed” of the launch without NASA TV commentary will be broadcast on the NASA TV media channel.

NASA website launch coverage

The mission launch day coverage will be available on NASA website† Coverage includes live streaming and blog updates starting no earlier than 8pm thursday 14 july, while the countdown milestones take place. On-demand streaming video and photos from the launch will be available shortly after launch. For questions about the countdown, please contact the Kennedy Editors: at 321-867-2468. Follow the countdown on our launch blog at:

Attend the launch virtually

Members of the public can register to attend this launch virtually. Registrants receive mission updates and activities by email. NASA’s virtual guest program for this mission also includes curated launch resources, related opportunity alerts, and a virtual guest passport stamp after a successful launch.

Watch and participate on social media

Let people know you’re following the mission on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by using the hashtags #Dragon and #NASASocial. You can also stay connected by following and tagging these accounts:

Twitter: @NASA@NASAKennedy@NASASocial@Space station@ISS_Research@ISS National Lab

facebook: NASANASAKennedyISSISS National Lab

Instagram: @NASA@NASAKennedy@ISS@ISSNationalLab

Read more about NASA’s SpaceX resupply missions at:

For information on sobre cobertura en español en el Centro Espacial Kennedy o si desea solicitar entrevistas en español, comuníquese con Antonia Jaramillo at: [email protected] or 321-501-8425.


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