Follow this link to skip to                                      the main content


Text Size

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

May 24, 2004
Space Station Crew Available For Interviews
Fresh from six months in orbit, astronaut Mike Foale and cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, two of the world's most experienced space fliers, are available Thursday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.

Foale and Kaleri are available Thursday for media interviews from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EDT. They returned from space April 29, landing in Kazakhstan. Foale commanded the Expedition 8 mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He holds the U.S. record for total time spent in space, 374 days during six missions. Kaleri, a veteran of more than 600 days in space, served as flight engineer for Expedition 8.

To arrange interviews, contact the NASA Johnson Space Center newsroom no later than 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday at: 281/483-5111.

For information about Foale, Kaleri and the Expedition 8 mission on the Internet, visit:

NASA TV is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz, polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. The interviews will be webcast at:

For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:


- end -

text-only version of this release

NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending a blank e-mail message to To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a blank e-mail message to

Back to NASA Newsroom | Back to NASA Homepage