HOUSTON — For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is about journeys that bring families and friends together. This Thanksgiving, half of the International Space Station crew will return home to Earth. The crew has recorded a holiday greeting that is airing on NASA Television and available on the NASA website.
The public also is invited to send holiday greetings to the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space station via the NASA website. To send a personalized message to the crew, visit:
Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin are scheduled to leave the station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Thursday, Nov. 25, at about 8:22 p.m. EST and land in Kazakhstan at 11:46 p.m. Remaining aboard are Expedition 26 crew members Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka.
For more information about the Expedition 25 and 26 mission and crew, visit:
For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:
Wheelock and Kelly both post updates about their missions to their Twitter pages at: