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Expedition 31 News Briefing
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba discussed his upcoming Expedition 31 and 32 missions in a news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin are set to launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft March 29 (March 30 local time in Baikonur, Kazakhstan).

TRT: 00:16
Supers: NASA
HQ Contact: Michael Curie (202) 358-1100
Center Contact: Rob Navias, 281-483-5111

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Joe Acaba, Expedition 31 Flight Engineer

(Cut 1) TRT – 00:16 - “Really the main reason we are up there is to conduct science, and now that we are at station complete our goal is to get the 35 hours a week of utilization or time working on experiments,  so we plan on putting a lot of time into that, and that’s really the main focus. “
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