NASA will horde a news discussion for a subsequent organisation rising to a International Space Station, including NASA wanderer Tim Kopra, on Thursday, Sept. 24, during a agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television will promote a news discussion live during 2 p.m. EDT, preceded by video of organisation training during 1:30 p.m.
Joining Kopra will be associate wanderer Timothy Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko of a Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). Immediately after a news conference, all 3 organisation members will be accessible for particular in chairman or phone media interviews.
To ask assemblage certification or haven an talk opportunity, media contingency hit a Johnson newsroom during 281-483-5111 by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. International media contingency call by 6 p.m. currently to arrange certification to attend a event.
Reporters who wish to attend by write contingency hit a Johnson newsroom no after than 1:50 p.m. on a day of a news conference. Those following a lecture on amicable media might ask questions regulating a hashtag #askNASA.
The organisation members will launch to a space hire aboard a Soyuz TMA-19M booster Dec. 15 from a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their attainment will, for one week, boost a station’s organisation to a group of 9 that includes a one-year goal organisation of NASA wanderer and hire commander Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos.
Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos and astronauts Kjell Lindgren of NASA and Kimiya Yui of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will lapse to Earth on Dec. 22 after final their five-month space hire mission. Kopra, Peake and Malenchenko will lapse to Earth in May 2016 as partial of a Expedition 47 crew.
Born in Austin, Texas, Kopra is a connoisseur of a U.S. Military Academy during West Point in New York. He binds a master’s grade in aerospace engineering from a Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a second master’s grade in vital studies from a U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and a third and fourth in business administration from Columbia University in New York and London Business School in a United Kingdom.
Kopra’s initial goal into space was as a moody operative on Expedition 20 in 2009. During that two-month mission, he finished one spacewalk that lasted 5 hours, 32 minutes.