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EXP 14 Crew to Discuss Mission on NASA TV



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> July 7, 2006
>
> James Hartsfield/Allard Beutel
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
>
> MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-112
>
> NEXT SPACE STATION CREW TO DISCUSS MISSION ON NASA TV
>
> The next residents of the International Space Station and a Japanese 
> spaceflight participant will discuss their mission during a Thursday, 
> July 13, news conference on NASA TV.
>
> The 3:30 p.m. EDT briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space 
> Center, Houston, while the current station residents continue their 
> joint mission with the Space Shuttle Discovery. Questions will be 
> taken from media at participating NASA locations. The briefing 
> participants are:
>
> -- Mike Lopez-Alegria, a NASA astronaut born in Madrid, Spain, and 
> raised in Mission Viejo, Calif., who will be Expedition 14 commander 
> and NASA space station science officer.
> -- Mikhail Tyurin, a Russian cosmonaut who will be Expedition 14 
> flight engineer and Soyuz commander.
> -- Suni Williams, a NASA astronaut born in Euclid, Ohio, and raised in 
> Needham, Mass., who will be a flight engineer on both Expedition 14 
> and 15. Williams will arrive for a six-month stay at the complex on 
> the STS-116 shuttle mission, joining Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin and 
> replacing European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter as a third 
> station crew member. Williams will remain on the station until the 
> spring 2007, while Reiter returns to Earth with the STS-116 crew.
> -- Daisuke Enomoto, a Japanese businessman who will launch with 
> Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin from Baikonur under a commercial agreement 
> with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Enomoto will stay on the 
> station for eight days and return to Earth with Expedition 13 Flight 
> Engineer Jeff Williams and Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, 
> currently aboard the complex.
>
> Following the news conference, interviews will be available with 
> Lopez-Alegria, Tyurin and Williams for reporters at Johnson and by 
> phone. Interested media should contact the Johnson newsroom at 
> 281-483-5111 by 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 12.
>
>
> For NASA TV downlink and schedule information, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> For information about the International Space Station, its mission and 
> crews, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
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