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ISS Update: Astronaut Mike Fossum

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In the International Space Station flight control room at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, ISS Update commentator Dan Huot interviewed Mike Fossum, NASA astronaut and Expedition 29 commander. Fossum talked about the upcoming launch of the three newest station residents, Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Suni Williams, Aki Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko. Williams, Hoshide and Malenchenko are scheduled to launch to the station aboard their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft on July 14 and dock July 17 to begin a four-month tour of duty aboard the orbiting complex. Fossum talked about the training and preparations required to get the incoming crew members ready for their launch and stay aboard the station. He also talked about some of the traditions and activities the crew members participate in leading up to their launch. Fossum also explained in detail his launch experience aboard a Soyuz spacecraft and what the newest station crew members can expect during their launch. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit