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NASA Announces Web Coverage of Next Space Shuttle Mission



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Oct. 18, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-3749
> katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov
>
> Jeanne Ryba
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> 321-867-2468
> jeanne.m.ryba@nasa.gov
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> NASA ANNOUNCES WEB COVERAGE OF NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
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> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcasts, 
> pictures and videos highlight NASA's Internet coverage of space 
> shuttle Discovery's STS-120 mission to the International Space 
> Station. Discovery is scheduled to lift off on Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. 
> EDT. NASA will provide continuous online updates at:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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> A live webcast featuring STS-112 astronaut Sandra Magnus will start 
> the in-depth coverage of the mission at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 
> 22. 
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> A blog will update the countdown beginning about six hours before 
> Discovery's launch. Originating from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, 
> Fla., the blog is the definitive Internet source for prelaunch 
> information.
>
> During the 14-day mission, Discovery's seven astronauts will add a 
> module called Harmony to the International Space Station. The 
> Italian-built segment will become a connecting point for future 
> laboratories built by the European and Japanese space agencies. 
> Discovery's crew includes astronaut Daniel Tani, who will move into 
> the orbiting laboratory as part of the Expedition 16 crew. He will 
> replace Clayton Anderson, who launched to the station in June and 
> will return to Earth aboard Discovery. Tani will live and work on the 
> station until returning to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis on the 
> STS-122 mission, targeted to launch Dec. 6. Visitors to NASA's 
> shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch the 
> spacewalks live from the space station.
>
> As Discovery's flight concludes, the NASA blog will detail the 
> spacecraft's return to Earth.
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