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May 24, 2004

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-4769

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281/483-5111



NOTE TO EDITORS: #N04-077

SPACE STATION CREW AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS

Fresh from six months in orbit, astronaut Mike Foale and cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, two of the world's most experienced space fliers, are available Thursday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.

Foale and Kaleri are available Thursday for media interviews from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CDT. They returned from space April 29, landing in Kazakhstan. Foale commanded the Expedition 8 mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He holds the U.S. record for total time spent in space, 374 days during six missions. Kaleri, a veteran of more than 600 days in space, served as flight engineer for Expedition 8.

To arrange interviews, contact the NASA Johnson Space Center newsroom no later than 5 p.m. CDT Wednesday at: 281/483-5111.

For information about Foale, Kaleri and the Expedition 8 mission on the Internet, visit:

http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp8/index.html

NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz, polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. The interviews will be webcast at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa/ntv.gov



 

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