[sarex] NASA Sets Briefings for Space Station Crew Change and Soyuz Move
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Fri Sep 21 08:43:40 PDT 2007
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> Sept. 18, 2007
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> john.yembrick-1 at nasa.gov
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> james.a.hartsfield at nasa.gov
> NASA SETS BRIEFINGS FOR SPACE STATION CREW CHANGE AND SOYUZ MOVE
> HOUSTON - NASA will hold a pair of media briefings on Tuesday, Sept.
> 25, to preview the upcoming exchange of crews aboard the
> International Space Station.
> At 1 p.m. CDT, NASA will review the work completed during the current
> Expedition 15 mission. A second briefing, set to begin at 2 p.m.,
> will preview the work planned aboard the station for the Expedition
> 16 mission. The briefings will originate from NASA's Johnson Space
> Center, Houston, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television.
> Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA sites.
> Reporters should call their preferred field center to confirm its
> Participants in the briefings are:
> Expedition 15 Recap Briefing, 1 p.m.
> - Bob Dempsey, Expedition 15 lead flight director
> - Julie Robinson, International Space Station program scientist
> Expedition 16 Preflight Briefing, 2 p.m.
> - Pete Hasbrook, Expedition 16 increment manager
> - Holly Ridings, Expedition 16 lead flight director
> On Sept. 27, the station's current residents will take a short ride in
> the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft now docked at the complex. Expedition 15
> Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay
> Anderson will move the Soyuz from a docking port on the Zarya module
> to another port on the Zvezda module. The half-hour flight will be
> broadcast live on NASA TV beginning at 2 p.m.
> The Soyuz move frees the Zarya docking port for the arrival of the
> next crew, set to launch Oct. 10 in another Soyuz from the Baikonur
> Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Soyuz
> Commander and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko, and Malaysian
> spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszhaphar Shukor will dock to the
> station Oct. 12. Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor will return to Earth
> Oct. 21 in a Soyuz.
> Anderson, who has been aboard the station since June, will remain with
> Whitson and Malenchenko as a member of the Expedition 16 mission.
> For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:
> For more information on the station, visit:
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