Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
RELEASE : M10-123
Future International Space Station Crew Holds News Conference
HOUSTON -- A multinational crew that will live and work on the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. The crew also will answer questions from reporters at participating NASA centers and from those in Europe.

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and her crewmates Dmitri Kondratiev, of the Russian Space Agency, and Paolo Nespoli, of the European Space Agency, will participate in individual round-robin interviews, in person or by phone, following the news conference. The crew also will participate in a photo opportunity for reporters at Johnson.

U.S. and foreign media representatives planning to attend the briefing must contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. To participate in the round-robin interviews, reporters should contact the Johnson newsroom by 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13.

Coleman, Kondratiev and Nespoli will constitute three of the six crew members for both Expedition 26 and 27. They will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in mid-December.

They will join NASA's Scott Kelly, who will command the station, Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka. Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka will launch in a separate Soyuz on Oct. 7 and arrive at the orbiting laboratory Oct. 9.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

For more information about the crew members and their mission, visit:


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