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NASA Sets Briefings for Space Station Crew Change and SoyuzMove



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Sept. 18, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-0602
> john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 202-483-5111
> james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov
>
>
>
> NASA SETS BRIEFINGS FOR SPACE STATION CREW CHANGE AND SOYUZ MOVE
>
> HOUSTON - NASA will hold a pair of media briefings on Tuesday, Sept. 
> 25, to preview the upcoming exchange of crews aboard the 
> International Space Station.
>
> At 1 p.m. CDT, NASA will review the work completed during the current 
> Expedition 15 mission. A second briefing, set to begin at 2 p.m., 
> will preview the work planned aboard the station for the Expedition 
> 16 mission. The briefings will originate from NASA's Johnson Space 
> Center, Houston, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. 
> Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA sites. 
> Reporters should call their preferred field center to confirm its 
> availability.
>
> Participants in the briefings are:
>
> Expedition 15 Recap Briefing, 1 p.m.
> - Bob Dempsey, Expedition 15 lead flight director
> - Julie Robinson, International Space Station program scientist
>
> Expedition 16 Preflight Briefing, 2 p.m.
> - Pete Hasbrook, Expedition 16 increment manager
> - Holly Ridings, Expedition 16 lead flight director
>
> On Sept. 27, the station's current residents will take a short ride in 
> the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft now docked at the complex. Expedition 15 
> Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay 
> Anderson will move the Soyuz from a docking port on the Zarya module 
> to another port on the Zvezda module. The half-hour flight will be 
> broadcast live on NASA TV beginning at 2 p.m.
>
> The Soyuz move frees the Zarya docking port for the arrival of the 
> next crew, set to launch Oct. 10 in another Soyuz from the Baikonur 
> Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Soyuz 
> Commander and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko, and Malaysian 
> spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszhaphar Shukor will dock to the 
> station Oct. 12. Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor will return to Earth 
> Oct. 21 in a Soyuz.
>
> Anderson, who has been aboard the station since June, will remain with 
> Whitson and Malenchenko as a member of the Expedition 16 mission.
>
> For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> For more information on the station, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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