Press Release

Space Station, Space Shuttle Joint Crew News Conference Tuesday

By SpaceRef Editor
November 19, 2009
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Space Station, Space Shuttle Joint Crew News Conference Tuesday

HOUSTON — The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:13 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Reporters can ask questions from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and headquarters in Washington. Journalists from Canada, Europe and Russia also will participate in the news conference. U.S. journalists must RSVP by calling the public affairs office at a participating NASA location by noon Nov. 23.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

Atlantis’ STS-129 mission includes three spacewalks and the installation of two platforms to the station’s truss, or backbone.

The platforms will store spare parts needed to sustain station operations after the shuttle fleet is retired. Atlantis will return with station resident Nicole Stott, marking the final time the shuttle is expected to rotate station crew members.

For more information about STS-129 and its crew, visit:

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