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C2M: Update on NASA’s deep space exploration program


At 9 a.m. on April 26, the JSC team has another special opportunity to connect to the mission (C2M), but this time with a media briefing. Watch some of JSC's own give an update on progress being made to send crew to deep space—in person! Seating will be first come, first served, followed by standing room only, so please RSVP to help us gauge expected attendance.

RSVP here.

Event Details:

  • Arrival Time: 8:45 to 8:55 a.m. (Live broadcast will start promptly at 9 a.m.)
  • Location: Building 9S High Bay
  • Facility Requirement: Close-toed shoes
If you can't make it in person, you can still watch it on NASA TV.

The briefing will provide an update on efforts to build Orion for its upcoming missions near the Moon, discuss work at JSC to design and build elements for Orion's Ascent Abort-2 flight test, and steps being taken to test and develop several technological capabilities to support NASA's Lunar Orbital-Platform Gateway.
Participants are:
  • Ellen Ochoa, Johnson center director
  • Vanessa Wyche, director of Johnson's Exploration Integration and Science Directorate
  • Annette Hasbrook, assistant manager for Orion Program integration
  • Jenny Devolites, Ascent Abort-2 crew module deputy manager
  • Nicole Mann, NASA astronaut

For all special accommodations, please contact the JSC Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 281-483-0607 or

View the briefing on JSC Cable TV channel 4-1. JSC team members with wired computer network connections can watch using the JSC EZTV IP Network TV System on channel 4541 (HD). Please note: EZTV currently requires using Internet Explorer on a Windows PC or Safari on a Mac. Mobile devices, Wi-Fi, VPN or connections from other centers are currently not supported by EZTV. If you are having problems viewing the video using these systems, contact the Information Resources Directorate Customer Support Center at 281-244-6367, or visit the FAQ site.

Artist rendering of Orion/Space Launch System Launch
NASA's Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket and other systems being built and tested will advance technology and enable increasingly complex missions near the Moon and beyond. Image Credit: NASA