NASA to provide coverage of the 71st International Astronomical Congress

NASA to provide coverage of the 71st International Astronomical Congress

Press release from: NASA headquarters
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

NASA will broadcast major events including one ArtemisThe program update for the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which runs from Monday, October 12 to Wednesday, October 14, will be broadcast on NASA Television and Agency coverage Website.

Throughout the Artemis program, NASA will discuss international cooperation for the agency’s lunar exploration projects, including sending American astronauts to the lunar surface in 2024 and establishing a sustainable lunar presence by the end of the decade.

In addition to attending the events described below, NASA will have a virtual exhibit containing information about Artemis, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and the International Space Station. Visitors also have the opportunity to contribute to the space station’s digital mosaic on social media using #NASAVirtualExhibit.

NASA TV coverage of the IAC events listed below (always Eastern) is subject to change. For the latest programming updates, see the latest NASA TV Schedule.

Monday, October 12th

  • 8:40 am – Agency Plenary Session Heads, including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein
  • 9:30 a.m .: Heads of Agency Press Conference, including Bridenstein
  • 12:10 pm – Exploring as one, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Kathy Luders, Science Associate Administrator Thomas Surbuchen, and other panelists

Tuesday, October 13th

  • 9:40 am – Artemis Mission with Luders and other panelists
  • 12:30 pm – Brideenstein presents International Participation in the Ardemis Program

Wednesday, October 14th

  • 8:50 am – Worldwide missions to Mars, including Surbuchen, NASA Director of Planetary Science Lori Glace and other participants
  • 9:40 am – NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold Introduces Astronaut Panel
  • 10:30 am – Europe, the Moon and Mars: Discussions between Issa and NASA leaders with young European professionals in partnership with Britain and Stein
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Each year, the IAC provides an opportunity for global aerospace companies, aerospace companies, academic institutions, and other organizations to come together, celebrate achievements and contributions to the advancement of science and space exploration, and discuss issues and programs of public interest. Due to the ongoing corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year’s IAC – including all summaries, panel discussions and exhibitions – will be virtually free and generous to participants in the global community. For more information or to register with IAC, visit:

Continue throughout the event with the hashtags #Artemis and #IAC2020.

For more information about NASA’s programs and activities, visit:

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