NASA astronaut Ron Garan and crewmates, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Andrey Borisenko, will participate in individual round-robin interviews, in person or by phone, following the news conference. The crew also will participate in a photo opportunity for reporters at Johnson.
Garan, Samokutyaev and Borisenko are three of the six crew members for Expedition 27 and 28. The trio is scheduled to launch to the station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
on March 29 (March 30 Kazakhstan time). They will join Expedition 27 NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev who will stay aboard the station until mid-May. Kazakhstan
On June 1, NASA's Mike Fossum,
's Satoshi Furukawa and Japan 's Sergei Volkov will join Garan, Samokutyaev and Borisenko to complete the Expedition 28 crew. Russia
For the astronaut and cosmonaut biographical information, visit http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/.
For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
For more information about the crew members and their mission, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition27.
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