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NASA TV WILL HAVE EXTENSIVE COVERAGE



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington                     Oct. 12, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)



NASA TV AIRS SPACE STATION LAUNCH & LANDING ACTIVITIES

     NASA TV is airing extensive coverage as the new mission 
to the International Space Station begins and one draws to a 
close.

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer 
Salizhan Sharipov begin their six-month Station stay, when 
they launch aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday, at 
11:06 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 
Russian Space Forces Test Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin joins Chiao 
and Sharipov on their outbound trip.

Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Station 
Science Officer and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke return to 
Earth aboard another Soyuz Saturday, Oct. 23, about 8:32 p.m. 
EDT, after their six-month journey. Shargin will join them 
for the return flight, after spending about a week with both 
crews on the Station.

NASA TV Video Files, airing at noon EDT on Oct. 11, 12 and 
13, will include highlights of pre-launch activities at the 
Baikonur Cosmodrome. Other NASA TV coverage (all times EDT):

Wednesday, Oct. 13:
9 a.m.: Expedition 10/Shargin Crew Pre-launch News Conference 
from Baikonur

10:15 p.m.: Expedition 10/Shargin Launch Coverage (launch 
scheduled at 11:06 p.m.) 

Friday, Oct. 15:
11:30 p.m.: Expedition 10/Shargin ISS Docking Coverage 
(docking scheduled, 12:25 a.m. 
Oct. 16)

Saturday, Oct. 23:
1:30 p.m.: Expedition 9/Shargin Farewell and Hatch Closure 
Coverage (hatch closure scheduled at 2 p.m.)

4:30 p.m.: Expedition 9/Shargin Undocking Coverage (undocking 
scheduled at 5:12 p.m.)

7 p.m.: Expedition 9/Shargin Deorbit Burn and Landing 
Coverage (deorbit burn scheduled at 

7:39 p.m.; landing scheduled at 8:32 p.m.)

Sunday, Oct. 24:
NASA TV expects to broadcast video of crew activities at the 
remote landing site in northern Kazakhstan during the early 
morning hours.

NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the 
continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 
degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. 
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. 
In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, 
Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The 
frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio 
is monaural at 6.80 MHz. 

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and agency programs on the 
Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov
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