Press Release

NASA Crew News Conference to Preview Space Station Expeditions

By SpaceRef Editor
September 5, 2012
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NASA Crew News Conference to Preview Space Station Expeditions

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold an Expedition 34 and 35 crew briefing Thursday, Sept. 13, to preview the upcoming missions aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast the briefing live.

At 1 p.m.CDT, Expedition 34 and 35 crew members Thomas Marshburn of NASA, Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency and Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency will discuss their mission. They are set to launch to the space station aboard the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft Dec. 5 and return to Earth in May 2013.

Marshburn, Hadfield and Romanenko are three of the six crew members comprising Expeditions 34 and 35. When they arrive at the station, they will join NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy.

In March 2013 as Ford, Novitskiy and Tarelkin depart the station, Hadfield will become the first Canadian commander of the complex for Expedition 35.

Following the news conference, interview opportunities with the crew members are available in person, by phone or through Internet videoconferencing. To reserve an interview opportunity, news media representatives must contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

To participate in the news conferences from a NASA center, U.S. journalists must call that center’s public affairs office by 5 p.m. local time Wednesday, Sept. 12. To participate in the briefings by phone, media representatives must call the Johnson newsroom 15 minutes before each briefing. Priority will be given to journalists participating in person; questions by phone will be taken as time permits.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.