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Dwayne C.

Brown
Headquarters, Washington October 21, 2002
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N02-68

OCTOBER 28 BRIEFINGS ON NASA TV TO DISCUSS


NEW SPACE STATION HARDWARE AND EXPEDITION CREW

A series of press briefings, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST


October 28, will preview delivery of new hardware and the new
Expedition Six crew scheduled to arrive at the International
Space Station (ISS) in early November. All briefings will be
conducted from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, and
broadcast on NASA Television.

Seven crewmembers, led by Commander Jim Wetherbee, are


scheduled to be launched Nov. 10 on mission STS-113 aboard
Space Shuttle Endeavour from NASA's Kennedy Space Center,
Fla. The seven include the Expedition Six crew on a planned
11-day mission to install the P1 (Port One) truss segment,
complementing the recently installed S1 (Starboard One) truss
as the outward expansion of the ISS structural backbone
continues. The Expedition Five crew, aboard the station since
June, will return home with Endeavour's astronauts.

The briefings also will feature previews of the work to be


performed by the Expedition Six crew during its planned four-
month ISS stay and crew news conferences to discuss both the
Expedition Six increment and the STS-113 mission.

Following the crew news conference, round-robin interviews


with the astronauts will be available to reporters at Johnson
and those who make prior phone arrangements by calling
Johnson's newsroom by Friday Oct. 25. The round-robin
interviews will not be broadcast on NASA TV.

NASA TV can be found on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical


polarization at 85 degrees West longitude, 3880 MHz, with
audio at 6.8 MHz.
The briefing schedule follows below (all times are Eastern):

8:30 a.m. -- INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION OVERVIEW BRIEFING


Bill Gerstenmaier, ISS Program Manager

9:30 a.m. -- STS-113 MISSION OVERVIEW BRIEFING


Paul Dye, STS-113 Lead Shuttle Flight Director
Mark Kirasich, STS-113 Lead ISS Flight Director

11:00 a.m. -- P1 TRUSS OVERVIEW BRIEFING


Kim Ulrich, STS-113 Launch Package Manager

12:00 p.m. -- NASA TELEVISION VIDEO FILE (from NASA


Headquarters, Washington)

12:30 p.m. -- STS-113 EVA BRIEFING


Dana Weigel, STS-113 Lead EVA Officer

1:30 p.m. -- EXPEDITION SIX INCREMENT OVERVIEW BRIEFING


Melissa Gard, Expedition Six Increment Manager
Vic Cooley, Expedition Six Increment Scientist
Lamar Stacy, Expedition Six Payload Operations Director, NASA
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

2:30 p.m. -- EXPEDITION SIX INCREMENT CREW NEWS CONFERENCE


Ken Bowersox, Expedition Six Commander
Nikolai Budarin, Expedition Six Flight Engineer
Don Pettit, Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer

3:30 p.m. -- STS-113 / EXPEDITION SIX MISSION CREW NEWS


CONFERENCE
Jim Wetherbee, Commander
Paul Lockhart, Pilot
Mike Lopez-Alegria, Mission Specialist 1
John Herrington, Mission Specialist 2
Ken Bowersox, Expedition Six Commander
Nikolai Budarin, Expedition Six Flight Engineer
Don Pettit, Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer

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