NASA TELEVISION TO AIR LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ASTRONAUT NICK HAGUE

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 57 crew member Nick Hague of NASA answers a reporter’s question Sept. 17 during a crew news conference. Image Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has returned home to Houston this weekend after his trip to the International Space Station was aborted, will be interviewed by media about his experience at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, October 16. The interviews will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website and Facebook Live.

Hague and his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, were scheduled to join the station’s Expedition 57 crew, but were forced to abort their mission when a rocket booster experienced a malfunction shortly after the launch of their Soyuz MS-10 on October 11.

The public can ask questions during the Facebook Live and Hague will answer as many as possible following the media interviews.

Media may tune in to a clean feed of the interviews on the NASA TV Media Channel (NTV-3). Satellite tuning information is available at:

https://go.nasa.gov/1pOWUhR

There will be no opportunity for in-person interviews at this time, but media may request additional interviews once Hague returns to full duty status.

Hague, the first astronaut from the 2013 astronaut class to be assigned to a mission, is a native of Hoxie, Kansas, and a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his selection as an astronaut, he was part of the Air Force Fellows program in Washington, where he worked as an adviser to the U.S. Senate on matters of national defense and foreign policy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Video of Hague’s launch, abort and landing, as well as interviews and reunion with family, are available at:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/astronaut-cosmonaut-safe-after-abort-during-launch-to-international-space-station

Follow Hague on social media at:

https://twitter.com/AstroHague

https://www.facebook.com/astrohague/

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