WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After 165 days aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman just returned to Earth Sunday and will be available for live satellite media interviews from 7 to 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Wiseman began his long-duration stay aboard the orbiting laboratory after launching on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan May 29 with fellow Expedition 41 crew members Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency.
During his time in space, Wiseman and his crewmates spent hundreds of hours conducting valuable scientific research in areas such as human physiology, medicine, physical science, Earth science and astrophysics. Wiseman also fostered a strong social media presence throughout his mission sharing striking photos, personal tweets and short videos about life aboard the space station.
This was Wiseman's first spaceflight, which also included almost 13 hours of spacewalking work outside the orbital complex. The Baltimore native earned a bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and a master's degree in systems engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
To participate in the interviews, reporters should contact Karen Svetaka at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 281-483-8684 or [email protected] no later than 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.
The interviews will air on NASA TV's Media Channel #103 and the agency's website. Technical information is available online at:
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