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NASA TV to Broadcast Move of Space Station Module



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


> Aug. 24, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
> john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov
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> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
> james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov
>
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> NASA TV TO BROADCAST MOVE OF SPACE STATION MODULE
>
> HOUSTON - On Thursday, Aug. 30, NASA Television will broadcast the 
> relocation of a pressurized component of the International Space 
> Station, the first step toward adding new international science 
> laboratories to the orbiting outpost. It will be the first time such 
> a move is conducted without a space shuttle present.
>
> Expedition 15 flight engineers Clayton Anderson and Oleg Kotov will 
> use the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach a large docking 
> adapter from one port of the Unity connecting node and attach it to 
> another port. The docking adapter is designated Pressurized Mating 
> Adapter 3 or PMA 3. NASA TV coverage of the activities, expected to 
> last about five hours, will begin at 4:30 a.m. CDT.
>
> The move will make room for the attachment of the Harmony connecting 
> module, or Node 2, which will be delivered to the station on the next 
> space shuttle mission, targeted for launch in late October. Harmony 
> will provide ports to attach the station's European and Japanese 
> laboratory modules. The laboratories are targeted to be delivered in 
> late 2007 and early 2008, respectively.
>
> For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> For more information on the station, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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