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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington

Lynnette Madison
Johnson Space Center, Houston

April 9, 2007
NASA Announces Space Station News Conference
HOUSTON - Expeditions 14 and 15 crew members, along with U.S. spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, will discuss their missions during a news conference from aboard the International Space Station at 4:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 10.

The 30-minute conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television. It will include questions from media at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; and NASA Headquarters in Washington.

The Expedition 14 crew is handing over operation of the orbiting laboratory to the Expedition 15 crew this week. NASA astronaut and Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin are near the end of their six-month flight.

The Expedition 15 crew, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov, and U.S. businessman Charles Simonyi launched Saturday and docked to the station Monday. Simonyi will stay for 10-days under a Russian commercial agreement.

NASA astronaut and Flight Engineer Suni Williams, who has been on the station since December 2006, will remain aboard and transition from Expedition 14 to Expedition 15. Lopez-Alegria, Tyurin and Simonyi will return to Earth April 20 in a Soyuz spacecraft.

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For information about the Space Station and Expedition crews on the Internet, visit:

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