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NASA Launches Interactive Online Tour of the Space Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> July 19, 2007
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> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-0602
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> Lynnette Madison 
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
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> MEDIA ADVISORY: 07-089
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> NASA LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE ONLINE TOUR OF THE SPACE STATION
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> WASHINGTON -- The International Space Station is now accessible in 
> cyberspace. On Thursday, NASA launched its Interactive Space Station 
> Reference Guide, a new tool that features an in-depth look inside and 
> outside of the orbiting laboratory that has never before been seen. 
> It is available online at: 
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> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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> The guide provides an up-to-date interactive overview of the station's 
> complex configuration, design and component systems. It includes a 
> video introduction and narration by NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, who 
> lived aboard the station for six months as an Expedition 9 science 
> officer and flight engineer. 
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> Other features on NASA's new interactive guide include:
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> - How space station crews live in space: how they eat, sleep and 
> exercise while in orbit.
> - How the station complex is built and operates, including a reference 
> guide for learning about each of the station's components.
> - A 360-degree tour of the station with a view of each of the 
> station's pressurized modules.
> - A library of printable fact sheets providing up-to-date information 
> about the station.
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> The station's assembly and maintenance in orbit, long-duration 
> spaceflight experience gained aboard the complex, and research into 
> the effects of long spaceflights contribute to NASA's plans for 
> future missions to return to the moon and travel beyond.
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> For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov
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