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NASA Announces Space Station News Conference





SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Oct. 12, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
> john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov 
>
> Lynnette Madison
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
> lynnette.b.madison@nasa.gov 
>
>
> NASA ANNOUNCES SPACE STATION NEWS CONFERENCE
>
> HOUSTON - The crews of Expeditions 15 and 16, along with Malaysian 
> Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, will discuss their 
> missions during a news conference aboard the International Space 
> Station at 7 a.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 15. 
>
> The 30-minute conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television. 
> Questions from media will be taken from participating sites at NASA's 
> Johnson Space Center, Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; NASA 
> Headquarters in Washington; and Russian Mission Control Center, 
> Korolev, Russia. Journalists should contact their preferred site to 
> confirm its participation.
>
> This week, the Expedition 15 crew is handing over operation of the 
> orbiting laboratory to the Expedition 16 crew, led by Commander Peggy 
> Whitson, the first woman to lead a long-duration spaceflight. 
> Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg 
> Kotov will complete their six-month stay aboard the station and 
> return to Earth with Shukor in a Soyuz spacecraft on Sunday, Oct. 21. 
>
>
> Whitson, Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and Shukor 
> launched Wednesday aboard a Soyuz TMA-11 craft and docked to the 
> station Friday. 
>
> NASA astronaut and Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson, who has been on 
> the station since June, will remain aboard and become part of the 
> Expedition 16 crew. 
>
> During Expedition 16, Whitson and Malenchenko will be joined by 
> Expedition 16 flight engineers Dan Tani, Leopold Eyharts of the 
> European Space Agency and Garrett Reisman. 
>
> Tani will begin his work with the expedition during space shuttle 
> Discovery's STS-120 mission, targeted for launch Oct. 23. Space 
> shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission, which is targeted to liftoff on 
> Dec. 6, will deliver Eyharts to the outpost and return Tani to Earth. 
>
>
> Reisman will head to the station on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 
> mission, targeted for launch Feb. 14, 2008. He will replace Eyharts 
> and return to Earth on a later shuttle flight. 
>
> For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: 
>
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
>
> For information about the space station and its crews, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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