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ISS Crew Landing Moved to Saturday



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> April 18, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-3749
>
> James Hartsfield
>
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> SPACE STATION CREW LANDING MOVED TO SATURDAY
>
> WASHINGTON - The 14th crew of the International Space Station, 
> Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, 
> along with Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi, will land at 8:30 
> a.m. EDT Saturday, April 21 in Kazakhstan.
>
> The return of the Soyuz spacecraft was delayed a day, and the landing 
> site was moved farther south. The Russian Federal Space Agency, 
> Roscosmos, made the decisions to avoid wet conditions at the original 
> landing site that could have interfered with recovery helicopter 
> operations.
>
> NASA Television will air highlights of the crew's return Saturday.
> - 1:30 a.m. - coverage begins with hatch closure and a replay of 
> farewells 
> - 4:45 a.m. - coverage resumes for the Soyuz undocking, planned for 
> 5:11 a.m.
> - 7:15 a.m. - coverage resumes for the deorbit burn and landing
> - 7:42 a.m. - the Soyuz will fire its engines to begin its descent to 
> Earth
>
> For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, 
> visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
>
> The newsroom at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, will open at 7 
> a.m. Saturday and remain open through landing. For more information 
> on the space station and the Expedition crews, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
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