NASA will be taking questions from members of the Twitter-using public today, following a news briefing about upcoming International Space Station missions.

Anyone interested in submitting a question can do so using the hashtag #askStation. NASA will choose as many as possible to answer during the event, which begins at 11 a.m. CDT at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency’s website will be live streaming the proceedings.

The briefing participants are: Michael Suffredini, International Space Station program manager; Dina Contella, Expedition 32 lead flight director; and Tara Ruttley, associate International Space Station program scientist.

They will be previewing the priorities and objectives of the upcoming Expedition 32 and 33 space station missions. These include hundreds of research experiments, a Russian spacewalk, international and commercial cargo deliveries to the station and a commercial cargo demonstration flight.

At 1 p.m. the event will shift focus over to Expedition 32/33 crew members Sunita Williams of NASA, Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency. They are set to launch to the orbiting outpost aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft July 15 and return to Earth in November.

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NASA – press release

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