Participants in the NPP News Briefing prelaunch. Therefore the news conference for NASA’s National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project. (NPP) Although spacecraft prepare to address members of the news media gathered at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Panelists are, from left, George Diller, NASA launch commentator, Andrew Carson, NPP program. And executive, NASA Headquarters, Tim Dunn, NASA launch director, Kennedy Space Center, Vernon Thorp, program manager, NASA missions, United Launch Alliance, Ken Schwer, NPP project manager, Goddard Space Flight Center, and 2nd Lt. Lisa Cochran, launch weather officer, 30th Operations Support Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Image credit: NASA/VAFB