[sarex] NASA Announces Space Station News Conference
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> Oct. 12, 2007
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> john.yembrick-1 at nasa.gov
> Lynnette Madison
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> lynnette.b.madison at nasa.gov
> NASA ANNOUNCES SPACE STATION NEWS CONFERENCE
> HOUSTON - The crews of Expeditions 15 and 16, along with Malaysian
> Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, will discuss their
> missions during a news conference aboard the International Space
> Station at 7 a.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 15.
> The 30-minute conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television.
> Questions from media will be taken from participating sites at NASA's
> Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; NASA
> Headquarters in Washington; and Russian Mission Control Center,
> Korolev, Russia. Journalists should contact their preferred site to
> confirm its participation.
> This week, the Expedition 15 crew is handing over operation of the
> orbiting laboratory to the Expedition 16 crew, led by Commander Peggy
> Whitson, the first woman to lead a long-duration spaceflight.
> Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg
> Kotov will complete their six-month stay aboard the station and
> return to Earth with Shukor in a Soyuz spacecraft on Sunday, Oct. 21.
> Whitson, Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and Shukor
> launched Wednesday aboard a Soyuz TMA-11 craft and docked to the
> station Friday.
> NASA astronaut and Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson, who has been on
> the station since June, will remain aboard and become part of the
> Expedition 16 crew.
> During Expedition 16, Whitson and Malenchenko will be joined by
> Expedition 16 flight engineers Dan Tani, Leopold Eyharts of the
> European Space Agency and Garrett Reisman.
> Tani will begin his work with the expedition during space shuttle
> Discovery's STS-120 mission, targeted for launch Oct. 23. Space
> shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission, which is targeted to liftoff on
> Dec. 6, will deliver Eyharts to the outpost and return Tani to Earth.
> Reisman will head to the station on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123
> mission, targeted for launch Feb. 14, 2008. He will replace Eyharts
> and return to Earth on a later shuttle flight.
> For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:
> For information about the space station and its crews, visit:
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