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November 28, 2011
RELEASE M11-240
Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum Available for Interviews

HOUSTON - Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Fossum completed 167 days in space as a member of the Expedition 28 and 29 crews during his third space flight. Altogether, Fossum has spent 194 days in space and performed seven spacewalks. He ranks seventh on the all-time list for cumulative spacewalking time.
Fossum and his crewmates, Expedition 29 Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov of the Russian Space Agency and Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, returned to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft at 8:26 p.m. on Nov. 21. The three were aboard the station during the final space shuttle mission, STS-135, which delivered supplies and equipment to the outpost. The crew members spent the majority of their time aboard the complex performing science experiments and routine maintenance.

Fossum is a native of McAllen, Texas, and a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station. He received master's degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

To arrange an interview, news media representatives must contact Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or Karen.A.Svetaka@nasa.gov by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The interviews will be preceded by a feed of video b-roll material of Fossum and his mission at 5:30 a.m.

Fossum and the b-roll feed will appear on NASA's Live Interview Media Outlet channel, which is located on satellite SES-2, transponder 9C, located at 87 degrees west, downlink frequency 3865.5 MHz based on a standard C-band, horizontal downlink polarity. FED is ¾, data rate is 6.0 Mbps, symbol rate is 4.3404 Msps, transmission DVB-S, 4:2:0.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Fossum provided updates throughout his mission through social media at:

http://go.nasa.gov/oZgHtl

and

http://twitter.com/astro_aggie

For Fossum's complete biography, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/fossum.html

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
nicole.cloutier-1@nasa.gov


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