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EXP 12 Crew Available for Interviews



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> May 8, 2006
>
> Joe Pally
> Headquarters, Washington
> (202) 358-7239
>
> Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> (281) 483-5111
>
>
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> NEWLY RETURNED SPACE STATION CREW AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
>
> The recently returned 12th crew of the International Space Station, 
> U.S. Commander Bill McArthur and Russian Flight Engineer Valery 
> Tokarev, will be available for satellite interviews from 7 to 9 a.m. 
> EDT Friday, May 12.
>
>
>
> After six months in orbit, McArthur and Tokarev landed in a Soyuz 
> spacecraft in Kazakhstan on April 8. They arrived in the United 
> States last week. During 189 days in space, they conducted two 
> spacewalks, contacted a record number of students via amateur radio 
> and became the first crew to dock a spacecraft to all three Russian 
> station docking ports. For International Space Station information, 
> visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
> McArthur, a North Carolina native, is a retired Army colonel who has 
> flown on three shuttle missions in addition to his stay on the space 
> station. He has logged more than 224 days in space. Also a veteran 
> space flier, Tokarev was born in Kap-Yar in Russia's Astrakhan 
> Region. His first flight was aboard the shuttle in 1998, a 10-day 
> mission that delivered four tons of supplies to the station to 
> prepare it for arrival of its first crew, Expedition 1. For more on 
> the Expedition 12 crew, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition12/index.html
>
> The interviews and b-roll of Expedition 12 crew training airs live on 
> the NASA TV analog satellite, AMC-6, Transponder 5C at 72 degrees 
> west longitude, vertical polarization. The frequency is 3800 MHz, 
> with audio at 6.8 MHz. The training b-roll airs from 6:30 to 7 a.m. 
> EDT on May 12. For digital downlink information and links to 
> streaming video, visit:
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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