Well into their fourth week of work on board the
International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition Three crew
and its activities will be the subject of a mission status
briefing Thursday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson, Pilot Vladimir
Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin took over
operations of the station Aug. 13 following their launch
aboard the Shuttle Discovery and their delivery to the
orbital outpost. They will return to Earth in December.

Participants in Friday’s briefing are Expedition Three
Increment Manager Melissa Gard and Increment Scientist John
Uri. They will discuss recent activities associated with the
arrival of a Russian Progress resupply vehicle, expanded
scientific work being conducted on board the ISS and the
upcoming launch of the Russian Docking Compartment module
named “Pirs”, the Russian word for pier or port.

The briefing, originating from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in
Houston will be carried live on NASA Television and will
feature multi-center question-and-answer capability from
participating NASA centers.

NASA TV is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees
West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of
3880 MHz and audio of 6.8 MHz.

Additional information about the International Space Station
and Expedition Three is available on the Internet at: