Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington

RELEASE : M09-242
Hark, NASA Heralds Season's Greetings Exchange With Space Station Crew
WASHINGTON -- Season's greetings will be offered by International Space Station Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max Suraev in a special video message airing this week on NASA Television and the NASA Web site.

The greetings are part of the daily NASA Video File beginning at noon EST weekdays. For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

The public also is invited to send personal holiday greetings to the station crew using the NASA Web site or Twitter. To send a personalized message to the crew via the Web, visit:

To send a holiday "Tweet," visit:

The next space station crew members -- Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer, Soichi Noguchi and Oleg Kotov -- will arrive at the orbital laboratory next week, not in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, but aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. The new residents look forward to receiving holiday greetings, or "tweetings," when they reach the station. They are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 20 and dock with the station on Dec. 22. They will enjoy off-duty time and share a special meal during the holidays.

For more about the Expedition 22 mission and crew, visit:

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