Next Space Station Crew available for Media Interviews
Out: NASA HQ
Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019
NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, along with crewmate Luca Parmitano from ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov from & # 39; Roscosmos, a Russian space shuttle, will visit its next mission at the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT, Friday April 19, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The news conference will be live on & # 39; NASA Television and on & # 39; a website from & # 39; s web site, and the crew will then be available for individuals or remote media interviews.
U.S. reporters who want to participate in or reserve an interview opportunity should contact Johnson's newsgroup at 281-483-5111 at 5 p.m. Wednesday April 17th.
Reporters who want to participate in a conference call by telephone, the specialist journalist Johnson should speak as 1:45 hours. April 19th. They follow the social media issues that can ask questions with the hashtag #askNASA.
The crew is planning to start the space in & # 39; a Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:25 o'clock EDT (9:25 AM from Baikonur) July 20, the 50th anniversary of Apollo's 11 months. They will be nationally astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Haag and station commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosm for expedition 60 and remaining behind for expedition 61 when the three crew members are returning to the station at the station, leaving Parmitano as space station more comfortable. .
This will be Morgan's first spaceflight, Parmitano's second and Skovortov's third.
NASA selected Morgan, a medical doctor and colonel in the US military and astronaut in 2013. Born in Morgantown, West Virginia, grew up in a military family and studied United States and Great Britain, but considered New Castle, Pennsylvania. to become his homeland.
Morgan deserves a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the US Military Academy in West Point, New York, and a Ph.D. from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. For his selection of NASA, Morgan worked with special force units in support of overseas combat battles.
In her mission to the space station, Morgan and his crews will be in & # 39; from around 250 research studies and technology demonstrations not possible on earth to prevent scientific knowledge of earth, space, physical and biological sciences. The science that & # 39; t sends to & # 39; space, remains beneficial to humanity and will explicitly depict a future long-lasting human and robotics & # 39; a deep space, including the moon and Mars.
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