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NASA TV AIRS ISS CREW EXCHANGE EVENTS



ARTHUR Z. ROWE wrote:

> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468
>
>> Katherine Trinidad
>> Headquarters, Washington          Sept. 29, 2005
>> (Phone: 202/358-3749)
>>
>> Kyle Herring
>> Johnson Space Center, Houston
>> (Phone: 281/483-5111)
>>
>>
>> NASA TV AIRS SPACE STATION CREW EXCHANGE EVENTS
>>     NASA TV begins two weeks of coverage Friday of journeys to and 
>> from the international space station. The station's residents, 
>> Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John 
>> Phillips, will be replaced by the Expedition 12 crew after more than 
>> six months in space.
>>
>> Expedition 12 Commander William McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery 
>> Tokarev, along with spaceflight participant Gregory Olsen, launch 
>> Friday at 11:54 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 
>> a Soyuz spacecraft.
>>
>> McArthur and Tokarev will stay on the orbiting laboratory for six 
>> months. Under a commercial contract with the Russian Federal Space 
>> Agency, Olsen will spend 10 days in space. He returns with the 
>> Expedition 11 crew at 9:08 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 10.
>>
>> On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the five crew members will participate in a joint 
>> news conference at approximately 1:20 p.m. EDT. Questions will be 
>> taken from reporters at participating NASA centers and at the Russian 
>> Mission Control Center outside Moscow.
>>
>> In addition to video highlights of crew pre-launch activities on the 
>> NASA TV Video File, other major programming events include (all times 
>> EDT):
>>
>> Friday, September 30:
>> 12 p.m. - Replay of the Expedition 12/spaceflight participant crew 
>> pre-launch news conference from Baikonur, Kazakhstan
>> 11 p.m. - Launch coverage begins (launch scheduled at 11:54 p.m.)
>>
>> Monday, October 3:
>> 12 a.m. - Soyuz docking to space station coverage (docking scheduled 
>> at 1:32 a.m.)
>>
>> Monday, October 10:
>> 2 p.m. - Farewell and Hatch Closure Coverage (hatch closes at 
>> approximately 2:40 p.m.)
>> 5 p.m. - Soyuz undocking coverage (undocking scheduled at 5:40 p.m.)
>> 7:45 p.m. - Soyuz deorbit burn and landing coverage (deorbit burn 
>> scheduled at 8:21 p.m.; landing scheduled at 9:08 p.m.)
>>
>> NASA TV will air video of crew activities at the remote landing site 
>> in northern Kazakhstan during the early morning hours of October 11.
>>
>> For continental North America, NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 
>> digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west 
>> longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. 
>> Beginning October 1, it will be available in Alaska and Hawaii on an 
>> MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-7, transponder 18C, 
>> 137 degrees west longitude, 4060 MHz, vertical polarization. A 
>> Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is 
>> required for reception. Through September 30, it's available in 
>> Alaska and Hawaii in analog on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, 
>> transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization.
>>
>> For information about NASA TV, including digital downlink 
>> information, visit:
>> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>>
>> For more information about the international space station on the 
>> Web, visit:
>>
>> http://www.nasa.gov/station
>>
>> For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:
>>
>> http://www.nasa.gov/home
>>
>> -end-
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