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ISS CREW TO TAKE A SHORT TRIP



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468

Oct. 4, 2006

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4769

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111



NASA SPACE STATION COMMANDER, CREW TO TAKE A SHORT TRIP

The International Space Station's residents will take a brief ride 
around their home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and NASA TV will provide live 
coverage of the short journey.

Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria, Flight Engineer Mikhail 
Tyurin and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter will shut 
down vital station systems and undock their Soyuz spacecraft from its 
port at the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module.

They will then take a 30-minute trip that will relocate the Soyuz to 
the Earth-facing docking port on the station's Zarya module. The 
maneuver will free Zvezda's docking port for the arrival of a new 
Russian Progress cargo spacecraft later this month.

NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz relocation will begin at 2:45 p.m. EDT 
on Oct. 10. Undocking is scheduled at 3:11 p.m. with re-docking 
planned at approximately 3:39 p.m.

For NASA TV downlink, streaming video and scheduling information, 
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the International Space Station or the 
Expedition 14 crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

	
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