[sarex] NASA SETS BRIEFING WITH NEXT STATION CREW
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Fri Dec 8 14:26:36 PST 2006
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Dec. 8, 2006
Johnson Space Center, Houston
NASA SETS BRIEFING WITH NEXT STATION CREW, SPACEFLIGHT PARTICIPANT
HOUSTON - NASA will hold a media briefing at 10:15 a.m. CST Dec. 13
with members of the next International Space Station crew, Expedition
15, and a U.S. businessman who will visit the complex in spring 2007.
The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston,
and broadcast live on NASA Television. Media may ask questions from
participating NASA locations.
The briefing will include:
- Expedition 15 Commander and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin
- Expedition 15 Flight Engineer, Soyuz Commander and Russian cosmonaut
- Expedition 15 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Clay Anderson
- Expedition 15 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Dan Tani
- Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi, who will fly to the station
under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency.
On Dec. 14, Yurchikhin, Kotov, Anderson and Tani also will be
available for individual round-robin interviews in person at Johnson
or by phone. To participate in those interviews, media should contact
the Johnson newsroom, 281-483-5111, no later than 3 p.m. Dec. 13.
Yurchikhin, Kotov and Simonyi will travel to the station aboard a
Soyuz spacecraft. Eleven days later, Simonyi will return to Earth
aboard a Soyuz with two members of the Expedition 14 crew.
Space shuttles will transport Anderson and Tani to the station later
in the year. Anderson has a seat on shuttle Endeavour's STS-118
mission, targeted for launch next June. Tani will replace Anderson a
few months later when he arrives aboard shuttle Atlantis on its
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