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November 1, 2002

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center

Release: #N02-70

Accomplishments of Expedition Five Crew and Status of Soyuz Flight Subject of November 5 Briefings

The accomplishments of the Expedition Five crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the status of the current flight to deliver a new Soyuz return-vehicle to the orbiting laboratory will be the subject of a media briefing Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. EST from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television.

Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun, NASA ISS Science Officer Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev are in the final days of their nearly six-month mission on the station. The crew is preparing for the arrival of their successors, the Expedition Six crew, scheduled to be launched in November on Space Shuttle Endeavour. The Expedition Five crew, aboard the ISS since June, will return home with Endeavour's astronauts.

A Russian-Belgian crew is arriving at the ISS to bring a fresh Soyuz return-vehicle to the outpost. That crew is scheduled to depart the station Nov. 9 in the older Soyuz docked to the ISS.

The participants for the Nov. 5 briefing include:

* Bryan Lunney, ISS Flight Director * Dianne Murphy, Expedition Five Increment Manager * Vic Cooley, Expedition Five Increment Scientist

NASA TV can be found on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical polarization, at 85 degrees West longitude, 3880 MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz.


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