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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

January 21, 2004
NASA Changes International Space Station Briefing
NASA is moving a scheduled news briefing about activities aboard the International Space Station to Friday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. EST from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Space Station managers will update reporters on the work being done by astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, as they near the halfway mark of their six-month mission.

The panel will take questions from reporters at participating NASA centers. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television.

Participants in Friday's briefing:
  • Bill Gerstenmaier, International Space Station Program Manager
  • Joel Montalbano, Expedition 8 Lead Flight Director
  • Dr. Janice Voss, Expedition 8 Lead Increment Scientist
Foale, the Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer, and Kaleri, the Flight Engineer, were launched to the Space Station on Oct. 18. They will spend almost 200 days on the outpost, with a scheduled homecoming April 29. For information about activities aboard the International Space Station, visit:

NASA Television 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. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

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