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NASA Announces Web Coverage of Next Space Shuttle Mission



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Aug. 3, 2007
>
> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202 358-4769
> allard.beutel@nasa.gov
>
> Jeanne Ryba
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
> jeanne.m.ryba@nasa.gov
>
> MEDIA ADVISORY: 07-099
>
> NASA ANNOUNCES WEB COVERAGE OF NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
>
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcasts, 
> pictures and videos highlight NASA's Web coverage of space shuttle 
> Endeavour's STS-118 mission to the International Space Station. NASA 
> will provide ongoing updates online at:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
>
> A live webcast featuring astronaut Joan Higginbotham, who flew aboard 
> space shuttle Discovery in December 2006, will start the in-depth 
> coverage of the mission at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Aug. 7.
>
> A blog will update the countdown continuously, beginning about six 
> hours before Endeavour is scheduled to lift off on Aug. 8 at 6:36 
> p.m. Originating from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 
> blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to 
> launch. 
>
> During the 11-day mission, Endeavour's crew of seven astronauts will 
> conduct at least three spacewalks. They will install new station 
> components, replace one of the outpost's attitude control gyroscopes, 
> deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies and add a segment to the right side 
> of the station's backbone, or truss. Visitors to NASA's shuttle Web 
> site can read about the crew's progress and watch the spacewalks, 
> which will be broadcast live from the space station. The NASA blog 
> also will detail Endeavour's landing at the conclusion of the 
> mission.
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