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Re: NASA ANNOUNCES TV COVERAGE FOR SPACE STATION CREW CHANGE



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

>Allard Beutel
>Headquarters, Washington              April 11, 2005
>(Phone: 202/358-4769)
>
>Kylie Clem
>Johnson Space Center, Houston
>(Phone 281/483-5111)
>
>
>NASA ANNOUNCES TV COVERAGE FOR SPACE STATION CREW CHANGE
>
>     The launch of the next and return of the present International Space 
>Station crew will be broadcast on NASA TV.
>
>The Expedition 11 crew, Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer and NASA 
>Station Science Officer John Phillips, is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur 
>Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 8:46 p.m. EDT, April 14. European Space Agency (ESA) 
>Astronaut Roberto Vittori of Italy joins them aboard their Soyuz spacecraft. 
>Vittori is flying to the Station for eight days of scientific research under a 
>commercial agreement between ESA and the Russian Federal Space Agency.
>
>The Expedition 10 crew, Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
>Sharipov, returns to Earth with Vittor April 24. The landing is scheduled for 
>6:04 p.m. EDT in Kazakhstan. Chiao and Sharipov have been aboard the Station 
>since October.
>
>Video highlights of crew pre-launch activities in Russia and Kazakhstan air on 
>the NASA TV Video File April 11, 13 and 14. Other NASA TV programming includes 
>(all times Eastern):
>
>Thursday, April 14:
>6:40 p.m. -- B-roll of Expedition 11/ESA crew pre-launch activities
>8 p.m. -- Expedition 11/ESA launch coverage begins (launch at 8:46 p.m.)
>
>Friday, April 15:
>3 a.m. -- B-roll of Expedition 11/ESA pre-launch activities and launch
>
>Saturday, April 16:
>9 p.m. -- Expedition 11/ESA Station docking coverage begins (docking at 10:19 
>p.m.; hatch opening at 1:05 a.m. April 17)
>-more-
>
>Sunday, April 17:
>3 a.m. -- B-roll of Expedition 11/ESA docking and hatch opening
>
>Sunday, April 24:
>11 a.m. -- Expedition 10/ESA farewell/hatch closure coverage (hatches close at 
>11:31 a.m.)
>2 p.m. -- Expedition 10/ESA Station undocking coverage begins (undocking at 2:41 
>p.m.)
>4:30 p.m. -- Expedition 10/ESA deorbit burn and landing coverage begins (deorbit 
>burn at about 5:13 p.m.; landing at 6:04 p.m.)
>
>Video of crew activities at the remote landing site in northern Kazakhstan is 
>expected to air on NASA TV at about 4 a.m. EDT, April 25. 
>
>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, it 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. NASA TV is available on the Internet at:
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
>For information about the Space Station and Expedition crews on the Internet, 
>visit:
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
>
>-end-
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