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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

May 18, 2005
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 05-082
 
 
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 are available Friday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.

Chiao and Sharipov, the tenth Station crew, are available for interviews from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. EDT, May 20. Chiao commanded Expedition 10 and Sharipov was flight engineer. They were the first Station crew of all-Asian heritage. Chiao, a Chinese American, is a native of the San Francisco Bay area; Sharipov is from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia.

To arrange interviews, contact NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at: 281/483-5111, or Live Shot Producer Stephanie Zeluck, pager: 713/508-0581.

For information about Chiao, Sharipov and Expedition 10 on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

Mission and crew b-roll will be available starting at 7 a.m. EDT, Friday on NASA TV. 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. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii 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

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html

 

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