NASA Invites Public to Send Holiday Greetings to Station and Watch Message from Space

HOUSTON -- For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is about
journeys that bring families and friends together. This Thanksgiving,
half of the International Space Station crew will return home to
Earth. The crew has recorded a holiday greeting that is airing on
NASA Television and available on the NASA website.

The public also is invited to send holiday greetings to the astronauts
and cosmonauts aboard the space station via the NASA website. To send
a personalized message to the crew, visit:


Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon
Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin are scheduled to leave the station
aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Thursday, Nov. 25, at about 8:22 p.m. EST
and land in Kazakhstan at 11:46 p.m. Remaining aboard are Expedition
26 crew members Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander
Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka.

For more information about the Expedition 25 and 26 mission and crew, visit:


For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:


Wheelock and Kelly both post updates about their missions to their
Twitter pages at:



Source: NASA

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