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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/283-5111)

Oct. 19, 2004
Space Station Crews Take Questions From Orbit
The incoming and outgoing residents of the International Space Station will speak to reporters during a space-to-ground news conference Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The event will air live on NASA TV.

The crews will field questions from reporters at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., and Headquarters, Washington, as well as from media at the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, near Moscow.

The Expedition 10 crew, Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov, arrived at the Station early Saturday. They will replace the outgoing Expedition 9 crew, Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke, who are heading home after a six-month mission. Russian Space Forces Test Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin joined Chiao and Sharipov for their flight to the Station. He returns to Earth with Padalka and Fincke on Saturday.

NASA TV is available on AMC-6, Transponder 9, at 3880 MHz, vertical polarization, with audio at 6.8 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is on AMC-7, Transponder 17 at 4040 MHz, vertical polarization with audio at 6.8 MHz. For more information on NASA TV, visit:

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