NASA’s newest astronauts are meeting the press in a series of televised interviews today through 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). Space.com’s Hanneke Weitering will interview astronaut candidate Robb Kulin, formerly of SpaceX, at 11:20 a.m. EDT (1520 GMT). Tune in!
NASA announced the 2017 astronaut class Wednesday, June 7, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The astronaut candidates will be presented by acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, JSC director Ellen Ochoa and Flight Operations Director Brian Kelly. Vice President Mike Pence welcomed the new astronauts to NASA and toured the agency’s Mission Control Center. He also received briefings on the agency’s current human spaceflight operations.
Live @ 2 p.m. EDT: NASA Budget Overview with House Appropriations Committee
At 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) today, acting NASA chiefe Robert Lightfoot will give testimony before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing on the agency’s proposed 2018 budget. The meeting follows a 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) hearing on the same subject, where Lightfoot is also appearing as a witness, by the Space Subcommittee of the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology.