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Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-3749
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James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov

Oct. 14, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 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 1:20 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 20. Reporters at participating NASA centers, including NASA's Kennedy Space Center, may ask questions.

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.

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 U.S. spaceflight participant Richard Garriott in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Oct. 23, landing in central Kazakhstan. Garriott arrived at the station with Fincke and Lonchakov.

A change of command ceremony between the two crews will be broadcast on NASA Television at 1:40 p.m. EDT, 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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