Next International Space Station Residents Hold News Conference

HOUSTON — The next trio of International Space Station residents will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 13, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Questions will be taken from participating NASA centers.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and his crewmates, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, will participate in individual round-robin interviews, in person or by phone, following the news conference. The Expedition 25 crew also will participate in a photo opportunity for reporters at Johnson.

U.S. and foreign media representatives planning to attend the briefing must contact the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. on July 6. To participate in the round-robin interviews, reporters should contact the Johnson newsroom by 4 p.m. on July 9.

Kelly, Kaleri and Skripochka are scheduled to launch to the station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 7 (Oct. 8 at the launch site) and arrive on the complex two days later. They will join NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who have been aboard the orbiting laboratory since June 18.


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