June 24, 2010
NASA Astronaut T.J. Creamer Available for TV Interviews on Challenges of Living and Working Aboard the Space Station
After more than five months living aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer will be available for satellite interviews from Houston between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 30.
To arrange an interview, news media should contact producer Derek Sollosi at 281-792-7515, or by e-mail to [email protected], by 5 p.m. Monday, June 28. B-roll of Creamer's flight will air on NASA TV from 5:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. June 30.
Born in Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., Creamer considers Upper Marlboro, Md., his hometown. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Loyola College in Baltimore and a master's degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Creamer has logged 163 days in space.
Creamer launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Dec. 20, 2009, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz docked with the space station two days later, and Creamer joined the Expedition 22 crew. For the next 161 days, he lived and worked aboard the space station as a flight engineer and NASA science officer on Expeditions 22 and 23. He and his crew members supported three space shuttle missions that delivered the U.S. Tranquility module and its cupola, put the finishing touches on U.S. laboratory research facilities, and attached the Russian Rassvet laboratory and storage module. The Expedition 23 crew returned to Earth on June 1, 2010, with a landing in central Kazakhstan.
The NASA Television Live Interview Media Outlet channel will be used for the interviews. The channel is a digital satellite C-band downlink by uplink provider Americom. It is on satellite AMC 3, transponder 9C, located at 87 degrees west, downlink frequency 3865.5 Mhz based on a standard C-band, horizontal downlink polarity. FEC is 3/4, data rate is 6.0 Mbps, symbol rate is 4.3404 Msps, transmission DVB-S, 4:2:0.
The interviews also will be broadcast live on NASA Television. For streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For complete biographical information about Creamer, visit: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/creamer.html
For more information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station