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NASA's Space Station Astronauts to "Swear In" Navy Sailors



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Jan. 26, 2007
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> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-4769
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> Nicole Cloutier 
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-511
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> NASA'S SPACE STATION ASTRONAUTS TO "SWEAR IN" NAVY SAILORS
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> NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will link up 
> Monday, Jan. 29, with sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for a 
> special re-enlistment ceremony. The Eisenhower is the Navy's flagship 
> for the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, 
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> The special call is set for 4:20 a.m. CST. It can be seen on NASA 
> Television at 10:30 a.m. Aboard the space station, Expedition 14 
> Commander and Naval Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, assisted by his 
> Flight Engineer and fellow Naval Commander Suni Williams, will 
> conduct the long-distance re-enlistment of 16 sailors. At the time, 
> the station should be flying about 220 miles above the southern 
> Indian Ocean. 
>
> Lopez-Alegria has been in orbit since September 2006 and will return 
> to Earth in April. Williams has been aboard the orbiting laboratory 
> since December 2006 and will return to Earth in July. Both are 
> graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy and Navy pilots. 
>
> For NASA TV downlink, schedules and streaming video information, and 
> more information about the space station, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
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> http://www.nasa.gov/station 
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