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NASA: Space Station Crew to Participate in TV Briefing, Media Interviews

July 14, 2014

NASA reported that the next crew to launch to the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, will participate in a NASA Television news conference and media interviews Wednesday, July 16, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

In its release, NASA said that Wilmore, and cosmonauts Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), will launch to the space station Sept. 25 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft.

NASA reported that the news conference with the crew members will air live on NASA TV at 2 p.m. EDT, July 16. B-roll video of the crew's training will air at 1:30 p.m.

NASA noted that reporters who wish to participate by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. Those following the briefing on social media may ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

Wilmore, Serova and Samokutyaev will serve as flight engineers for ISS Expedition 41 until November, at which time Wilmore will assume command of Expedition 42. The trio is scheduled to return to Earth in March 2015.

Expedition 41 crew members will share their flight experiences on Instagram. Those interested can follow along at:

http://instagram.com/iss

More information:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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