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NASA TV Coverage of Station Crew Exchange



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> Sept. 13, 2006
>
> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-4769
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111 
>
>
> NASA TELEVISION SETS COVERAGE OF STATION CREW EXCHANGE
>
> The launch of the next International Space Station crew, Expedition 
> 14, and the landing of the current crew, Expedition 13, are among 
> events that will be broadcast live on NASA Television Sept. 17-29.
>
> Astronaut Mike Lopez-Alegria, Expedition 14 commander and NASA station 
> science officer, and cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 14 flight 
> engineer and Soyuz commander, will launch from the Baikonur 
> Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:09 a.m. EDT Sept. 18 (10:09 a.m. 
> Baikonur time). They, along with Spaceflight Participant Anousheh 
> Ansari, a U.S. businesswoman who will visit the station for nine days 
> under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency, 
> will launch aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.
>
> Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, Flight Engineer Jeff 
> Williams and Ansari will land in north central Kazakhstan at 9:10 
> p.m. EDT Sept. 28 (7:10 a.m. Sept. 29 local Kazakhstan time) aboard 
> the Soyuz spacecraft that is currently docked to the station. 
> Vinogradov and Williams have been on the orbiting laboratory since 
> April.
>
> Video highlights of Expedition 14 pre-launch activities in Russia and 
> Kazakhstan will air on the NASA TV Video File Sept. 16-17. 
>
> NASA TV coverage of Soyuz pre-launch, launch and docking Sept. 17-20 
> will be interspersed with the around-the-clock live broadcast of 
> Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-115 mission coverage. For the latest on 
> broadcast coverage of Soyuz events, check the continuously updated 
> STS-115 mission NASA TV schedule at:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/mission_schedule.html 
>
> The events and planned broadcast times include (all Eastern times): 
>
> Sunday, Sept. 17:
> 10:30 p.m. -- Video B-roll replay of Soyuz crew pre-launch activities
> 11:30 p.m. -- Expedition 14/Spaceflight Participant NASA TV launch 
> coverage begins 
>
> Monday, Sept. 18:
> 12:09 a.m. -- Expedition 14/Spaceflight Participant launch
> 2:30 a.m. -- Video File B-roll replay of Expedition 14/Spaceflight 
> participant Soyuz crew pre-launch activities, launch and post-launch 
> interviews
>
> Wednesday, Sept. 20:
> 12 a.m. -- Expedition 14/Spaceflight Participant station docking 
> coverage begins (docking is at 1:24 a.m.; post-docking news 
> conference is at 1:45 a.m.)
> 4:10 a.m. -- Expedition 14/Spaceflight Participant hatch opening and 
> welcome ceremony coverage begins (hatch opening is at 4:20 a.m.)
>
> Thursday, Sept. 21:
> A Crew News Conference with all six crew members on the station will 
> be conducted with a multi-center question and answer capability for 
> media at participating NASA centers. The time will be 12:15 p.m. 
>
> Thursday, Sept. 28:
> 2:15 p.m. -- Expedition 13/Spaceflight Participant farewell and hatch 
> closure coverage begins (hatch closure is at 2:45 p.m.)
> 5:15 p.m. -- Expedition 13/Spaceflight Participant undocking coverage 
> begins (undocking is at 5:54 p.m.)
> 8 p.m. -- Expedition 13/Spaceflight Participant deorbit burn and 
> landing coverage (deorbit burn is at 8:20 p.m.; landing is at 9:10 
> p.m.)
>
> Friday, Sept. 29:
> 5:30 a.m. -- Video B-roll of recovery activities at the remote landing 
> site in north central Kazakhstan for the Expedition 13/Spaceflight 
> Participant crew
> 10 a.m. -- Video B-roll of the crew's return to Star City, Russia
>
> For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
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