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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston

RELEASE : M06-173
Newly Returned Station Astronaut Available for Interviews
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, back from six months on the International Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6:15 to 8:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 9. To participate, media should contact NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Williams was on the station during the return to assembly mission of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in September, and was also on board during the Return to Flight mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in July. Williams is a native of Winter, Wis., and an Army colonel. He returned to Earth Sept. 28, landing in Kazakhstan along with Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari. In addition to Williams' stay on the station as a flight engineer, he flew in May 2000 aboard space shuttle mission STS-101. During his career, he has spent more than 193 days in space, including 19 hours doing three spacewalks.

As a member of the station's 13th crew, Williams performed a variety of maintenance work and research. He conducted two spacewalks, one using a Russian spacesuit and another using a U.S. spacesuit. His stay included the arrival of two shuttle missions, the addition of a second set of huge solar arrays to the complex and the restoration of a three-person crew aboard the station.

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For information about the Expedition 13 crew, visit:

The interviews and b-roll of Expedition 13 crew activities will be carried live on the NASA TV analog satellite, AMC-6, Transponder 5C at 72 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization. The frequency is 3800 MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz. The b-roll airs from 5:45 to 6:15 a.m. EST Nov. 9. For NASA TV digital downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

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