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ISS SCHOOL CONTACT ON WEB TV



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

Dwayne Brown/Renee Juhans
Headquarters, Washington               Dec. 2, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-1726/1712)

MEDIA ADVISORY: M04-194

APPALACHIAN STUDENTS CALL SPACE STATION CREW

     Students in rural Appalachia will experience the 
excitement of space flight next week when they make an out-
of-this-world phone call to the International Space Station 
crew. Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer 
Salizhan Sharipov arrived on the Earth-orbiting outpost in 
October.

The event, including a video link with the crew, is Tuesday 
from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. EST. More than 450 students from 
Phelps Junior and Senior High Schools, Phelps, Ky., will chat 
with the crew and learn about the vital role the Station 
plays in the Vision for Space Exploration. They will also 
discuss weather research conducted on board. The entire 
Phelps community of over 10,000 will be able to view the call 
live through a partnership with a local television station.

This activity supports NASA's efforts to encourage students 
to study and possibly pursue careers in science, technology, 
engineering and mathematics. The video calls enhance 
education opportunities that use the unique environment of 
human space flight. They are an integral part of NASA's 
Teaching from Space Program, which builds partnerships with 
the education community.

The downlink airs live on the Web and on NASA TV, available 
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's education programs on the 
Internet, visit:

http://education.nasa.gov/
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