Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington     
Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
August 18, 2009
NASA Sets Briefing with Members of Future Space Station Crews
HOUSTON -- Three future residents of the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 17, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions will be taken from reporters at participating NASA sites.

NASA astronaut Timothy J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are scheduled to launch on a Soyuz spacecraft Dec. 7 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will dock with the space station two days later and join Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev as members of the resident crew.

After the briefing, the participants will be available for photographs and individual interviews, in person or by telephone. To participate in the interviews, journalists should contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m., Sept. 14.

Media representatives who are foreign nationals planning to attend the briefing in person must contact the Johnson newsroom by 5 p.m., Aug. 26, to arrange credentials.

For NASA Television streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:


For more information about the International Space Station, visit:



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