NASA will hold a media teleconference today at 1:30 p.m. EST to provide an update on the agency’s lunar exploration plans for the benefit of all under Artemis.

Audio of the briefing will stream live on NASA’s website.

In addition to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, agency participants will include:

    • NASA Associate Administrator Jim Free
    • Catherine Koerner, associate administrator, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate
    • Amit Kshatriya, deputy associate administrator, Moon to Mars Program, Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate

The following partner representatives also will be available to answer questions during the call:

    • Mike Lauer, RS-25 Program director, Aerojet Rocketdyne
    • Russell Ralston, vice president and Extravehicular Activity Program manager, Axiom Space
    • Dave Leeth, mobile launcher 2 deputy project manager and principal vice president, Bechtel
    • John Couluris, senior vice president of lunar permanence and Human Landing System Program manager, Blue Origin
    • Dave Dutcher, vice president and Space Launch System Program manager, Boeing
    • Peggy Guirgis, general manager, Space Systems, Collins Aerospace
    • Lorna Kenna, vice president and Consolidated Operations, Management, Engineering and Test Program manager, Jacobs
    • Tonya Ladwig, vice president human space exploration and Orion Program manager, Lockheed Martin
    • Chris Coker, vice president for civil programs, Maxar
    • Mark Pond, senior director of NASA programs, Northrop Grumman
    • Jessica Jensen, vice president of customer operations and integration, SpaceX
    • Daniel Neuenschwander, director of human and robotic exploration, ESA (European Space Agency)

Through Artemis, the agency will establish a long-term presence at the Moon for scientific exploration with our commercial and international partners, learn how to live and work away from home, and prepare for future human exploration of the Red Planet. The SLS (Space Launch System), exploration ground systems, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft, along with the human landing system, next-generation spacesuits, the lunar space station, Gateway, and future rovers are NASA’s foundation for deep space exploration.

Tune in to Hear NASA Discuss Artemis Moon Mission Plans