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April 29, 2002

Kyle Herring
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4504)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)


Status of ISS Expedition Scheduled for May 3 Briefing

The progress of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing beginning at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, May 3, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television.

Mission officials will offer an update on activities aboard the ISS by Expedition Four Commander Yury Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Dan Bursch, who soon will enter the fifth month of their planned six-month mission on the complex. They are due to return to Earth in mid-June aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour following the STS-111 mission.

Onufrienko, Walz and Bursch are wrapping up joint activities with a multinational "taxi" crew, which delivered a fresh Soyuz return vehicle to the ISS on April 27.

Participants for Friday's briefing include: * Sally Davis, ISS Lead Increment Flight Director * Susan Brand, Expedition Four Increment Manager * John Uri, Expedition Four Increment Scientist

NASA Television is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz and audio of 6.8 MHz.


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