A recent CarterCopter press breakfast should have been
called a "press brunch." The Carter people had so much news to put
out that 2 1/2 hours after starting they were still going strong
when the next outfit in line to use the media room ran out of
patience entirely. As they were throwing the Carter crew out of the
room, I was still learning new stuff from Carter's people,
including Jay Carter Jr. and Anita Infante.
New crewmembers aboard the International Space Station settled
into a routine of handover briefings and scientific experiments
after their arrival early Wednesday. Epedition 9's Commander
Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke docked
their ISS Soyuz 8 spacecraft to the nadir port of the Zarya Control
Module at 12:01 a.m. CDT Wednesday. They opened hatches and boarded
the station about an hour later, beginning a six-month stay.