May 25, 2011

NASA Sets News Conference With Shuttle And Space Station Crews

The nine crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference starting at 4:42 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 26. Reporters may ask questions in person from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and agency headquarters in Washington.

To participate, U.S. journalists must call the public affairs office at one of the three venues by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Reporters at Johnson, not already credentialed for the STS-134 mission, must request access badges by May 25. Reporters must be in place at least 20 minutes before the news conference.

Participating crew members will be STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Greg Johnson, Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel, Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff; Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko, Flight Engineers Ron Garan and Alexander Samokutyaev.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. Part of the conference will be for European Space Agency media outlets with live interpretation. NASA TV will replay the interviews at 9:30 a.m.

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Endeavour's mission includes four spacewalks and delivery of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) and spare parts to the station.

For more information about the mission and crews, visit: and