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NASA astronauts Mark Kelly and Terry Virts to address a National Press Club newsmaker breakfast

By SpaceRef Editor
September 8, 2015
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NASA astronauts Mark Kelly and Terry Virts to address a National Press Club newsmaker breakfast

Two NASA astronauts in Washington — and a third in the International Space Station joining by videolink — will speak at a National Press Club newsmaker breakfast on Monday, Sept. 14.

Astronauts Mark Kelly and Terry Virts will appear in person to discuss their mission work aboard the International Space Station, including a nearly year-long twins study with astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, ongoing cooperation with other countries and the road to a possible 2030 mission to Mars.

The event will be, in part, a “breakfast from outer space,” as the Club has also arranged as part of the breakfast, for a live videolink with astronaut Scott Kelly –- Mark’s twin brother -– from the International Space Station.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. with remarks followed by a question-and-answer session at 9 a.m. The event ends at 10:00 a.m. Tickets cost $23 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $37 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets are available here: For questions, please email or call (202) 662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC members who wish to attend the pre-breakfast VIP reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the breakfast to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put SPACETALK in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at ( and Twitter (@PressClubDC).

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at

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William McCarren

SpaceRef staff editor.