NASA: Expedition 31/32 Space Station Crew Conducts Briefing, Interviews

HOUSTON -- Three crew members will discuss their upcoming Expedition
31 and 32 missions in a news conference at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan.
11, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and
the agency's website will broadcast the briefing live.

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and
Sergei Revin are set to launch to the International Space Station
aboard the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft March 29 (March 30 local time in
Baikonur, Kazakhstan).

Following the news conference, interview opportunities are available
in person, by phone, through internet videoconferencing or via
satellite. The satellite interviews are scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m.

To reserve an interview opportunity, media representatives must
contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111
by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

To participate in the news conference from a NASA center, U.S.
journalists must call the center's public affairs office by 5 p.m.
local time on Tuesday, Jan. 10. To participate in the briefing by
phone, media representatives must call the Johnson newsroom by 12:45
p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Priority will be given to journalists
participating in person; questions by phone will be taken as time permits.

International journalists wishing to attend in person at Johnson must
contact the newsroom and submit the required paperwork for
credentials by 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6.

Acaba, Padalka and Revin are three of six crew members comprising
Expeditions 31 and 32. Aboard the station, they will join NASA
astronaut Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and European
Space Agency astronaut André Kuipers.

The NASA Live Interview Media Service (LIMS) that will be used for
satellite interviews following the news conference has moved to
KU-Band service. KU-Band parameters will be provided prior to the
event. NASA will schedule each LIMS event on a satellite in proximity
of AMC18 whenever possible.

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


For more information about the International Space Station and its
crew, visit:


To follow updates from Acaba during his remaining training and once in
space, visit:



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