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Thursday, November 25, 2010

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

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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, cosmonauts and scientists 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 and land in Kazakhstan at 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 and

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