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The International Space Station Program has announced a change in how two future crew members will return home.
NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 pm CST on Wednesday, March 4, with the four future residents of the International Space Station who will usher in an era of six-person crews living aboard the orbiting research laboratory.
In May 2009, Frank De Winne, of Belgian nationality and a member of the European Astronaut Corps, will fly to the International Space Station at the start of his six-month mission.
NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 pm CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews.
HOUSTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m.
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne is set to become the first European Commander of the International Space Station.
With the Columbus mission well under way, the space station program has assigned crews for the next flight opportunities. Belgian ESA astronaut Frank De Winne joins Expedition 19 and will spend six months on the ISS in 2009. In May 2009, he will fly together with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS.
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