‘About Space Today’ News Team David Denault, Rick Potlock and Dawn C. Meyer to Provide Manned Launch Coverage

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LAUNCH REPORT: Rick Potluck from AboutSpace.Today details today’s SpaceX Crew Dragon launch from Kennedy Space Center.
– Launch is targeted for 3:22 p.m. ET.

PODCAST: Two astronauts will blast off Saturday to test the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on a journey to the International Space Station. In their final news conference, the astronauts share their thoughts and feelings about the mission. Join Rick Potlock as he reports on a milestone for America in Space.


BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – About Space Today announced that NASA space veteran Dawn C. Meyer will join David Denault and Rick Potlock on the AST news team for the May 30 launch of the SpaceX Dragon Crew Test Mission.

The first manned launch on an American rocket from American soil in almost ten years will take place on Saturday as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on board will liftoff from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A en route to the International Space Station.

Liftoff is slated for Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT.

Meyer spent more than two decades working on the NASA Space Shuttle launching people into space. She also worked on the Space Shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center as well as having the opportunity to meet and work with several shuttle crews.

The About Space Today broadcast crew will also include Denault and Potlock as the trio co-anchors the coverage from the Kennedy Space Center.

About Space Today ranks in the top 55 to 60 percent of podcasts in 15 different countries around the globe with an estimated audience of one to five million listeners each week.

CLICK HERE for news and information on America’s Return to Space and to listen to the About Space Today Podcast every Tuesday.

As a correspondent for National Public Radio, David Denault produced and anchored NPR’s Manned Missions to the Moon, and later, SKYLAB Missions to America’s First Space Station, the Apollo-Soyuz joint American and Russian rendezvous in space. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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Denault’s About Space Today is a news and information show airing every Tuesday about America’s return to space with manned, scientific missions.

He weaves current news about SpaceX—a company that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft—with information about planned missions to Mars juxtaposed with special reports about historical happenings from the space program.

Denault has received numerous accolades and journalism awards.

In 1978, he was recognized with a Television EMMY Award for his PBS documentary on America’s High School in Israel.

As a correspondent for National Public Radio, Denault produced and anchored NPR’s Manned Missions to the Moon, and later, SKYLAB Missions to America’s First Space Station, the Apollo-Soyuz joint American and Russian rendezvous in space.

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His coverage was based from both the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Johnson Space Center in Houston, as well as anchoring from NPR Studios in Washington, D.C.

He is a distinguished past member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics and was a charter member of Sigma Delta Chi chapter (Society of Professional Journalists) at the University of South Florida.

Denault also served as Bureau Chief in Miami for National Public Radio during the Nixon Administration.

He was also a correspondent for ABC Television’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight on many of the national news stories. As part of the press corps, he traveled with former President Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and with Vice President Spiro Agnew.

David Denault was a correspondent for ABC Television’s Good Morning America and World News Tonight on many of the national news stories. As part of the press corps, he traveled with former President Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and with Vice President Spiro Agnew. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

Denault’s space memorabilia and legacy collections can be found at the University of Idaho, Moscow campus.

His travels as a journalist have taken him to various parts of the globe including England, France, Belgium, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada, the Middle East, and Israel, where he addressed Israel’s Broadcaster’s Association.

In January, AST expanded its news coverage with a Washington News Bureau, with Potlock as Bureau Chief, who was also an NPR broadcast associate and good friend of Denault’s. He also covered the Apollo Moon Missions, Skylab space station, and Joint US-USSR mission alongside Denault.

The two also share an EMMY for their documentary on America’s High School in Israel.

CLICK HERE for news and information on America’s Return to Space and to listen to the About Space Today Podcast every Tuesday.

SPECIAL REPORT: AboutSpace.Today highlights the SpaceX Docking Simulator where users can practice docking the Crew Dragon on the International Space Station using the same interface as NASA Astronauts.

SPECIAL REPORT: AboutSpace.Today provides an update on the significant role weather plays on launch day. Weather forecast for today’s launch is 60% Favorable.

SPECIAL REPORT:AboutSpace.Today provides a report on SpaceX Spacesuits ahead of tomorrow’s launch at 4:33 p.m. ET from Kennedy Space Center.

About Space Today announced that NASA space veteran Dawn C. Meyer will join David Denault and Rick Potlock on the AST news team for the May 30 launch of the SpaceX Dragon Crew Test Mission.
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