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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston

Aug. 17, 2006
NASA Announces Briefings to Discuss Space Station Missions
NASA will hold two media briefings next week on the current and next missions to the International Space Station. The briefings will occur at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 22, and will be broadcast live on NASA TV.

The briefings will focus on the station’s ongoing Expedition 13 mission and the upcoming Expedition 14 mission, which will launch next month. The briefings will originate from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston. Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA locations.


Expedition 14 Preflight Briefing, 2 p.m. EDT:
-- Kirk Shireman, deputy International Space Station program manager
-- Melissa Owens, Expedition 14 increment manager
-- Ginger Kerrick, Expedition 14 lead flight director

Expedition 13 Recap Briefing, 3 p.m. EDT:
-- Merri Sanchez, Expedition 13 increment manager
-- Cathy Koerner, Expedition 13 lead flight director
-- Julie Robinson, deputy International Space Station program scientist
-- Dr. Stevan Gilmore, Expedition 13 flight surgeon

Media must contact their preferred NASA location by 5 p.m. EDT, Aug. 21, for participation details. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:

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