CRS-12 Pre-Launch Presser
Dan Hartmann, NASA Deputy Manager for the ISS.
Hans Koenigsmann, SpaceX.
Pete Hasbrook, Associate Program Scientist, ISS Program.
Moderator: Good afternoon. My name is Nicole and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the SpaceX call with Elon Musk. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speaker's remarks there will be a question and answer session. If you would like to ask a question during this time, simply press star, then the number one on your telephone keypad. Or if you would like to withdraw your question, please press the pound key. Thank you. John Taylor, Director of Communications for SpaceX, please go ahead.
John Taylor, SpaceX: Thank you Nicole. I want to first apologize to everyone who's been waiting today. We've been super-jammed and we greatly appreciate your patience. We've got about thirty minutes, maybe a little bit longer, and I'm ready for questions now. At the end, when we are ready to wrap things up, Elon will say we've got time for one more question, and
John Taylor, SpaceX: Good evening and welcome to the post-launch news conference for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight. I'm John Taylor, Director of Communications for SpaceX. Joining us to provide a status on mission is Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer. Elon?
Elon Musk: Hi everyone. So yeah, really excited about today. Incredibly proud of the SpaceX team. They've done an incredible job of creating, really, the most advanced rocket in the world and the biggest rocket in the world. I'm still trying to absorb everything that happened because it seems surreal to me. You know, I had this image of just a giant explosion on the pad, with a wheel bouncing down the road, and the Tesla logo landing somewhere with a thud. But fortunately that's not what happened. The mission seems to have gone, really, as well as one could have hoped. With the exception of the center core. That was the two side boosters, if you guys were here, you saw them land. T
James Gleeson, SpaceX PR: Quick thank you to everyone for joining us on today's call. We're just a little over two hours from the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite's mission and the first flight of Falcon 9 Block 5. We have about 30 minutes for today's call to discuss the upgrades made to the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, and we'd like to get through as many of your questions as possible in that time. So to keep the conversation flowing, please limit your