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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Nicole Cloutier
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Nov. 12, 2004
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M04-181
 
 
International Space Station Veterans Available for Interviews
 
 
After six months in space, the Expedition 9 crew of the International Space Station, Astronaut Mike Fincke and Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, are available for interviews on Tuesday.

The interviews are on Tuesday via satellite on NASA TV from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. EST. To arrange an interview, contact the newsroom at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, at 281/483-5111, by 4 p.m. EST Monday.

The crew landed Oct. 23 in Kazakhstan. Fincke, a native of Emsworth, Pa., near Pittsburgh, served as NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer on his first space flight. During his third month in orbit, he celebrated the birth of his second child, a daughter named Tarali Paulina.

Padalka, a colonel in the Russian Air Force was Commander of Expedition 9 on his second space flight. Padalka's first flight was a six-month stay aboard the Russian Mir Space Station in 1998-99. Padalka and Fincke did four spacewalks, totaling nearly 16 hours.

For complete biographies of Fincke and Padalka and more about their mission, visit:

http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/crew/exp9/index.html

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.

 

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