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Thursday, 8 February 2018

[NASA HQ News] NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Crew Launching to Space Station in June

  February 08, 2018 
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-026
NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Crew Launching to Space Station in June
 

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Credits: NASA

 

Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos

Credits: NASA

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, along with Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency's website.

Following the news conference, interview opportunities are available with all crew members, in person or by phone.

The trio is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in June and will be part of Expeditions 56 and 57. This will be the first trip to the space station for Auñón-Chancellor and Prokopyev, and the second for Gerst.

Media who would like to participate in person or reserve an interview opportunity must contact Johnson's newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Because the deadline for international media accreditation has passed, only U.S. media will receive credentials to participate in person. Media who wish to participate in the news conference by telephone must call Johnson's newsroom no later than 1:45 p.m. Feb. 14. Those following the briefing on social media may submit questions via Twitter using #askNASA.

During her upcoming mission aboard the orbiting laboratory, Auñón-Chancellor and her crewmates will facilitate more than 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth. The experiments yield benefits for all of humanity and will enable future long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space.

Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Auñón-Chancellor earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's McGovern Medical School. She was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2009, after coming to NASA in 2006 as a flight surgeon.

Follow Auñón-Chancellor on social media at:

www.twitter.com/AstroSerena

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Astronaut Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency)

 

Press Contacts

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov

Brandi Dean
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
brandi.k.dean@nasa.gov

 

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