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Expedition 13 Crew Briefing
01.13.06
 
The next residents of the International Space Station discussed their mission during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 12 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

In March, Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, NASA Flight Engineer Jeff Williams and Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz (TMA-8) spacecraft. Vinogradov and Williams will spend six-months on the station. Pontes will spend eight days conducting research under a commercial agreement between the Brazilian Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency.

More information at http://www.nasa.gov/station .

CUT 1 – NASA Flight Engineer Jeff Williams
Running time: :11
OUT: "A FEW OTHER PLACES"
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Transcript of CUT 1:
"We're looking forward to going flying. This culminates many years of intensive training both here in Houston as well as in Star City, Russia among a few other places."

CUT 2 – NASA Flight Engineer Jeff Williams
Running time: :13
OUT: "EXPERIENCE ON SHUTTLE"
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Transcript of CUT 2:
"I'm particularly looking forward to this flight for the Soyuz part of the mission, to be able to share that with Pavel and Marcos. Obviously very unique from my previous experience on shuttle.

CUT 3 – Brazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes
Running time: :10
OUT: "FINALLY IT COMES"
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Transcript of CUT 2:
"I'm very happy of being part of this crew. I've been waiting for this opportunity for seven years. A bit more. And now finally it comes."