April 6, 2012
NASA Holds News Conference with Station Crew Members
Three of the six crew members living aboard the International Space Station will take questions from reporters during a news conference on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. CDT. The conference will air live on NASA Television and will be streamed on the agency's website.
The news conference will link up reporters with NASA Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Don Pettit and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers.The crew members will discuss research they are conducting, the myriad of cargo delivery vehicles visiting the station -- including SpaceX Dragon, the first American commercial vehicle -- and the return of Burbank and cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin in their Soyuz spacecraft later this month.
Media can ask questions from NASA's Johnson Space Center or by telephone. To participate in the news conference in person, U.S. journalists must call the Johnson Space Center newsroom by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. To participate in the briefing by phone, representatives from accredited media organizations must call the Johnson newsroom 15 minutes before the start of the conference at 281-483-5111. Journalists participating in person will be given priority; phone questions will be taken as time permits.
NASA also will include questions from the public via social media by using the hashtag #askStation on Twitter.
The exact time of the news conference is subject to change. For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
To follow Twitter updates from Burbank, Pettit and Kuipers, visit: