On May 30, 2020, Astronauts Doug Hurley, and Bob Behnken launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. This marks the first launch of humans from American soil since 2011, with the retirement of the Space Shuttle. This launch also marks the first launch of humans into space by a private company.
Two hours before launch Cool Science Radio's John Wells interviewed NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard who was in Cape Canaveral getting ready for the days launch. Jim helps provide overall leadership, planning, and policy direction for NASA. He is also responsible for articulating and representing the agency's vision to Congress and the world.
Then, John and Lynn are joined by Michael Horkachuck. Michael works for NASA and he manages the on site government representative’s office at SpaceX for NASA’s $2.6B Commercial Crew Program Contract.