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: NASA Marks Five Years on the International Space Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

 >October 24, 2005
 >
 >Allard Beutel
 >Headquarters, Washington
 >(Phone: 202/358-4769)
 >
 >Lynnette Madison
 >Johnson Space Center, Houston
 >(Phone: 281/483-5111)
 >
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/iss_top_10.html
 
 >NASA MARKS FIVE YEARS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
 >
 >NASA is celebrating five years of human space flight on the
 >international space station with special activities over the next two
 >weeks.
 >
 >Five Years in Space: The Station Astronauts  3 p.m. EDT, Thursday,
 >Oct. 27:
 >
 >Events start Thursday with a panel discussion and news conference
 >featuring former station residents at NASA's Johnson Space Center,
 >Houston. The event airs live on NASA TV, and will include questions
 >from media and employees at Johnson and other participating NASA
 >locations. Video highlights of the past five years on the station air
 >before the discussion.
 >
 >Panelists:
 >Jim Voss, Expedition 2 Flight Engineer
 >Peggy Whitson, Expedition 5 Flight Engineer
 >Ed Lu, Expedition 7 Flight Engineer
 >Michael Foale, Expedition 8 Commander
 >Mike Fincke, Expedition 9 Flight Engineer
 >
 >NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an
 >MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72
 >degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical
 >polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees
 >west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal
 >polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver
 >Decoder is required for reception. For digital downlink information
 >for each NASA TV channel and access to NASA TV's Public Channel on
 >the Web, visit:
 >
 >http://www.nasa.gov/ntv   Five Years in Space: Satellite Interviews
 >With Expedition 11 7:30 to 9 a.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 2: To book an
 >interview, media must contact the Johnson newsroom at: 281/483-5111,
 >NLT 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 1.
 >
 >Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John
 >Phillips returned from the station Oct. 10. Krikalev and Phillips, an
 >Arizona native, will discuss their experiences during their six-month
 >stay aboard the station. Krikalev was a member of the first station
 >crew. He is the only crew member to serve in two expeditions.
 >
 >The interviews will air on the NASA TV analog satellite, AMC 6
 >transponder 5C, located at 72 degrees west longitude, with a downlink
 >frequency of 3800 MHz, vertical polarization. The audio is at 6.8
 >MHz. Video highlights from Expedition 11 will air 20 minutes prior to
 >the first interview and after the last interview.
 >
 >Five Years in Space: Special Edition Interactive Web page:
 >Web visitors can check opportunities to see the station; look at the
 >best of more than 175,000 images taken by station crews; view the
 >highlights of station operations over the past five years; and locate
 >hometown images on a special Web site, at:
 >
 >http://www.nasa.gov/station  The first station crew arrived on the
 >complex on Nov. 2, 2000. The station is the largest and most complex
 >spacecraft ever built. The result of a 16-nation partnership led by
 >the United States, it is the largest international space project in
 >history. Twelve crews have lived on the station, conducting assembly
 >and research work. Station crews have logged more time in space than
 >all other U.S. spacecraft combined.
 >
 >For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:
 >
 >http://www.nasa.gov/home
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