WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crew members of Expedition 42, currently aboard the International Space Station, are available for live interviews with media and social media during their mission aboard the orbital laboratory.
Space station commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti are on board the station along with their three Russian crewmates, performing scientific research, demonstrating technology and maintaining the complex.
Interviews will be offered in windows of 10 minutes. Interview opportunities will be evaluated based on media audience size, and relevance to current station activities and individual astronauts aboard the space station. All three crewmembers may not be available for every interview.
Interested media should contact Rob Navias at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at [email protected] and provide a two-hour window of availability between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
The crew also is available for interactive, social media events that have the potential to reach significant audiences. All social media platforms will be considered, but interviewers must meet the same requirements as traditional media. No direct web connection to the space station is available for conducting social media interviews.
To schedule a live social media interview, media should contact Megan Sumner at [email protected], and provide a two-hour window of availability.
Actual dates and times for each interview will be provided to approved media approximately two weeks before the interview date and are subject to change or cancellation based on operational activity aboard the station.
Television clients will use NASA Television Media Channel 103 to conduct the interviews. Print, radio and internet media must conduct the interviews using a land-line telephone connection and have an additional telephone connection of any type for coordination. All interviews will be broadcast live on NASA TV. Further technical information will be provided to all media upon interview approval.
The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. The space station has had continuous human occupation since November 2000. In that time, it has received more than 200 visitors and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in human space exploration.
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