NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov will participate in individual round-robin interviews, in person or by phone, following the news conference. The crew also will participate in a photo opportunity for reporters at Johnson.
Fossum, Furukawa and Volkov are three of the six crew members who will comprise Expeditions 28 and 29. The trio is scheduled to launch to the station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 30.
They will join Expedition 28 NASA astronaut Ron Garan, and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Andrey Borisenko, who will stay aboard the station until mid-September.
In early October, NASA's Dan Burbank, and Russia's Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, will join Fossum, Furukawa and Volkov to complete the Expedition 29 crew.