Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
Oct. 14, 2008
NASA Sets Media Briefing for Crews on International Space Station
HOUSTON -- The astronauts, cosmonauts and spaceflight participant aboard the International Space Station will participate in a news conference at 12:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 20. Reporters at participating NASA centers may ask questions.

Expedition 18 Commander E. Michael Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov arrived at the station Oct. 14, joining NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, who has been on the station since June. Chamitoff will return to Earth in November on space shuttle Endeavour during the STS-126 mission.

Expedition 17 Commder Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, who have been on the station since April, are scheduled to return to Earth with spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, a U.S. citizen, in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Oct. 23, landing in central Kazakhstan. Garriott, who flew under an agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency, arrived at the station with Fincke and Lonchakov.

A change of command ceremony between the two crews will be broadcast on NASA Television at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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