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

Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

June 8, 2005
RELEASE : M05-092
NASA Announces Space Station Status Briefing
An International Space Station (ISS) Mission Status Briefing airs live at 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 13 in digital format on NASA TV. Special equipment is required to view the digital broadcast, but the event is also available in analog format.

The briefing includes highlights of Expedition 11 activities on the ISS. The crew, Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips, is conducting science experiments, preparing for the arrival of a new Russian cargo shipment and the Space Shuttle Return to Flight.

The news conference is at JSC with questions taken from media at participating NASA locations. Participants include:

--Kirk Shireman, ISS Operations Integration Manager
--Derek Hassmann, Expedition 11 Lead Flight Director
--Dr. Don Thomas, ISS Program Scientist

NASA TV is available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. Beginning July 1, analog NASA TV will no longer be available. For information about NASA TV's digital transformation, required equipment, or to view the briefing on the Web, visit:

For information about the ISS and Expedition 11, visit:


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