February 18, 2010

Upcoming International Space Station Crew Available for Interviews

The next set of International Space Station residents will be available to talk to journalists at 1 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 2. The briefing from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations.

The briefing participants are:

-Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker
-Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and NASA astronaut Army Col. Doug Wheelock
-Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin

Following the briefing, the crew members will be available for individual round-robin interviews, in person or by phone. There also will be a photo opportunity. To participate in the interviews, reporters should contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111, by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. U.S. and foreign nationals planning to attend the news briefing must contact the Johnson newsroom by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, to arrange credentials.

Walker, Wheelock and Yurchikhin are scheduled to launch to the station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft no earlier than June 14. They will dock to the space station two days later, joining Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who are scheduled to arrive at the station in April on another Soyuz spacecraft.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For the latest information about Expedition 24 and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station