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

05.18.05
 
NOTE TO EDITORS : JO05-012
 
 
Returning Space Station Crew Available for Interviews
 
 
Fresh from six months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Leroy Chiao and cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov will be available Friday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.

Chiao and Sharipov, the tenth Station crew, will be available for interviews from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, May 20. Chiao, who commanded Expedition 10, and Sharipov, who served as flight engineer, take pride in being the first Station crew of all-Asian heritage. Chiao, a Chinese American, is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. Sharipov is a native of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia.

To arrange interviews, contact the NASA Johnson Space Center Newsroom at 281/483-5111 or Live Shot Producer Stephanie Zeluck, pager 713/508-0581. B-roll of Chiao and Sharipov's mission will air on NASA TV beginning at 7 a.m. EDT Friday prior to the live interviews. For more about Chiao, Sharipov and Expedition 10, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. NASA TV is available on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
 

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