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JEFF WILLIAMS TO BE INTERVIEWED



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NASA NEWS
Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4769

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111


    Nov. 3, 2006


Newly Returned Station Astronaut Available for Interviews

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, back from six months on the International 
Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6:15 to 
8:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 9. To participate, media should contact 
NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. EST 
Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Williams was on the station during the return to assembly mission of the 
Space Shuttle Atlantis in September, and was also on board during the 
Return to Flight mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in July. 
Williams is a native of Winter, Wis., and an Army colonel. He returned 
to Earth Sept. 28, landing in Kazakhstan along with Expedition 13 
Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari. 
In addition to Williams' stay on the station as a flight engineer, he 
flew in May 2000 aboard space shuttle mission STS-101. During his 
career, he has spent more than 193 days in space, including 19 hours 
doing three spacewalks.

As a member of the station's 13th crew, Williams performed a variety of 
maintenance work and research. He conducted two spacewalks, one using a 
Russian spacesuit and another using a U.S. spacesuit. His stay included 
the arrival of two shuttle missions, the addition of a second set of 
huge solar arrays to the complex and the restoration of a three-person 
crew aboard the station.

For William's biography, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/williamsj.html


For International Space Station information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station


For information about the Expedition 13 crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition13/index.html


The interviews and b-roll of Expedition 13 crew activities will be 
carried live on the NASA TV analog satellite, AMC-6, Transponder 5C at 
72 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization. The frequency is 3800 
MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz. The b-roll airs from 5:45 to 6:15 a.m. EST 
Nov. 9. For NASA TV digital downlink information, schedules and links to 
streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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