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NASA Sets Media Briefing for Crews on International Space Station

By SpaceRef Editor
October 14, 2008
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NASA Sets Media Briefing for Crews on International Space Station
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HOUSTON — The astronauts, cosmonauts and spaceflight participant aboard the International Space Station will participate in a news conference at 12:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 20. Reporters at participating NASA centers may ask questions.

Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, who have been on the station since April, are scheduled to return to Earth with spaceflight participant Richard Garriott, a U.S. citizen, in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Oct. 23, landing in central Kazakhstan. Garriott, who flew under an agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency, arrived at the station with Fincke and Lonchakov.

Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko, who have been on the station since April, are scheduled to return to Earth with U.S. spaceflight participant Richard Garriott in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Oct. 23, landing in central Kazakhstan. Garriott arrived at the station with Fincke and Lonchakov.

A change of command ceremony between the two crews will be broadcast on NASA Television at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

SpaceRef staff editor.