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EXP 7 TV COVERAGE FOR ISS CREW ROTATION



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

April 17, 2003 

Al Feinberg/Melissa Motichek
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-4504/1272

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111

NASA ANNOUNCES TV COVERAGE FOR SPACE STATION CREW ROTATION 

NASA Television has extensive coverage planned for the launch and
arrival of the Expedition 7 crew to the International Space Station.
NASA TV will also carry the first landing of U.S. astronauts in a
Russian spacecraft, when the Expedition 6 crew returns after more than
five months in space. 

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer / NASA Space
Station Science Officer Ed Lu are scheduled for launch at approximately
11:50 p.m. EDT, April 25 aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft from
the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. On May 4, the Expedition 6 crew
will return to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-1 craft, currently docked to the
Station, landing in Kazakhstan completing their more than five-month
mission. 

Coverage on NASA TV includes: 

* Replay of Expedition 7 news conference, Star City, Russia, 9:00 a.m.
EDT, April 18 * B-roll video, Expedition 7 crew pre-launch preparations,
Baikonur, 12:00 p.m. EDT, April 23-25 * Replay of final pre-launch news
conference, Expedition 7 crew, Baikonur, 9:00 a.m. EDT, April 25 * Live
Expedition 7 launch coverage and commentary from the Johnson Space
Center (JSC) and Baikonur beginning 11:00 p.m. EDT, April 25 * Live
Expedition 7 docking coverage and commentary from the Mission Control
Center in Korolev, Russia, beginning 1:00 a.m. EDT, April 28 * Joint
Expedition 6/7 crew news conference from orbit at approximately 11:28
a.m. EDT, April 29. There will be limited question and answer capability
at NASA centers, as less than 20 minutes is available for the news
conference. * Live Expedition 6 landing coverage and commentary begins
at 2 p.m. EDT, May 3 with the Space Station change of command ceremony *
Live undocking coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT, May 3; followed at
approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT with deorbit burn and landing coverage *
There will be live landing commentary, but no live TV coverage, from JSC
and Kazakhstan, for the Expedition 6 landing * Video B-roll of
post-landing activities, crewmembers' return to their training center in
Star City, Russia, and crew/family reunions will be broadcast May 4,
when available 

NASA TV is broadcast on AMC-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees west
longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and
audio of 6.8 MHz.

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