[sarex] JEFF WILLIAMS TO BE INTERVIEWED
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Johnson Space Center, Houston
Nov. 3, 2006
Newly Returned Station Astronaut Available for Interviews
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, back from six months on the International
Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6:15 to
8:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 9. To participate, media should contact
NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. EST
Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Williams was on the station during the return to assembly mission of the
Space Shuttle Atlantis in September, and was also on board during the
Return to Flight mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in July.
Williams is a native of Winter, Wis., and an Army colonel. He returned
to Earth Sept. 28, landing in Kazakhstan along with Expedition 13
Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari.
In addition to Williams' stay on the station as a flight engineer, he
flew in May 2000 aboard space shuttle mission STS-101. During his
career, he has spent more than 193 days in space, including 19 hours
doing three spacewalks.
As a member of the station's 13th crew, Williams performed a variety of
maintenance work and research. He conducted two spacewalks, one using a
Russian spacesuit and another using a U.S. spacesuit. His stay included
the arrival of two shuttle missions, the addition of a second set of
huge solar arrays to the complex and the restoration of a three-person
crew aboard the station.
For William's biography, visit:
For International Space Station information, visit:
For information about the Expedition 13 crew, visit:
The interviews and b-roll of Expedition 13 crew activities will be
carried live on the NASA TV analog satellite, AMC-6, Transponder 5C at
72 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization. The frequency is 3800
MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz. The b-roll airs from 5:45 to 6:15 a.m. EST
Nov. 9. For NASA TV digital downlink information, schedules and links to
streaming video, visit:
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