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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington                      Sept. 27, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)


     The International Space Station crew, Expedition 9 
Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Station Science Officer 
Mike Fincke, will discuss their flight with news media at 
10:50 a.m. EDT Oct. 4.

Nearing the end of their six-month mission aboard the 
Station, Padalka and Fincke will field questions from media 
at participating NASA centers during the 20-minute news 
conference. The event highlights a day of briefings broadcast 
live on NASA TV focusing on the change of Station crews.

Station program managers and scientists will recap the 
Expedition 9 flight in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT. That 
briefing will be followed by a look ahead at the plans for 
the Expedition 10 crew at 3 p.m. EDT.

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer 
Salizhan Sharipov launch next month aboard a Soyuz spacecraft 
from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. With them will be 
Russian Space Forces Test Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin. He will 
spend about a week aboard the Station. He will return to 
Earth with Padalka and Fincke, landing in Kazakhstan. Chiao 
and Sharipov will spend six months aboard the Station and 
return in April 2005.

Briefing schedule and participants:

Expedition 9 Inflight Crew Press Conference (10:50 a.m. EDT)
Gennady Padalka, Expedition 9 commander
Mike Fincke, Expedition 9 NASA Station science officer and 
flight engineer

Expedition 9 Recap Briefing (2 p.m. EDT)
Matt Abbott, Expedition 9 lead flight director
Dr. Don Thomas, ISS program scientist
Dr. Steve Hart, Expedition 9 lead flight surgeon

Expedition 10 Preflight Briefing (3 p.m. EDT):
Mark Geyer, ISS manager for integration and operations
Susan Brand, Expedition 10 increment manager
Annette Hasbrook, Expedition 10 lead flight director

NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the 
continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 
degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. 
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. 
In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, 
Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The 
frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio 
is monaural at 6.80 MHz. 

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:


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