NASA News

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

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-3749
10.14.08
 
RELEASE : M08-206
 
 
NASA Sets Media Briefing for Crews on International Space Station
 
 
HOUSTON -- The astronauts, cosmonauts and spaceflight participant aboard the International Space Station will participate in a news conference at 12:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 20. Reporters at participating NASA centers may ask questions.

Expedition 18 Commander E. Michael Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov arrived at the station Oct. 14, joining NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, who has been on the station since June. Chamitoff will return to Earth in November on space shuttle Endeavour during the STS-126 mission.

Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, who have been on the station since April, are scheduled to return to Earth with spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, a U.S. citizen, in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Oct. 23, landing in central Kazakhstan. Garriott, who flew under an agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency, arrived at the station with Fincke and Lonchakov.

A change of command ceremony between the two crews will be broadcast on NASA Television at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

 

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