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Sept.

24, 2007

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0602
john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov

MEDIA ADVISORY: M07-122

NASA TV COVERAGE SET FOR SPACE STATION CREW EXCHANGE

WASHINGTON - The launch of the next crew of the International Space
Station, Expedition 16, and the landing of the current crew,
Expedition 15, are among events to be broadcast on NASA Television
from Sept. 27 to Oct. 21.

NASA's Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Soyuz Commander and
Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and Malaysian spaceflight
participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor are set to launch Oct. 10 at 9:21
a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz
TMA-11 craft is planned to dock to the station on Oct. 12. Shukor
will fly to the station under an agreement with the Russian Federal
Space Agency.

NASA Flight Engineer Clay Anderson, who has been on the station since
June, will remain with Whitson and Malenchenko until the arrival of
space shuttle Discovery on the STS-120 mission. NASA astronaut Dan
Tani will arrive on that mission to replace Anderson, who will
journey home on Discovery.

Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz Commander and Flight
Engineer Oleg Kotov and Shukor will return to Earth Oct. 21 at 6:32
a.m. in their Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft now docked to the station.
Yurchikhin and Kotov have been aboard the station since April.

On Oct. 4, NASA TV will broadcast highlights of NASA Administrator
Michael Griffin and others attending events in Moscow to commemorate
the 200th anniversary of U.S-Russian diplomatic relations and the
50th anniversary of the launch of the first satellite, Sputnik 1.

The events and planned broadcasts include (all times approximate,
EDT):

Sept. 27:
12 p.m. - Video file of the Expedition 16 crew and spaceflight
participant departure ceremony as they travel from Russia to Baikonur
to prepare for launch.
3 p.m. - Live coverage of the Expedition 15 Soyuz relocation
(undocking is scheduled at 3:18 p.m., redocking is scheduled at 3:43
p.m.).

Oct. 3:
12 p.m. - Video file of the arrival of the Expedition 16 crew and
spaceflight participant in Baikonur, and the Soyuz spacecraft fit
check.

Oct. 4:
12 p.m. - Video file of Sputnik 50th anniversary events in Moscow and
prelaunch activities of the Expedition 16 crew and spaceflight
participant crew in Baikonur.

Oct. 5:
12 p.m. - Video file of prelaunch activities in Baikonur of the
Expedition 16 crew and spaceflight participant.

Oct. 9:
12 p.m. - Video file of Soyuz rollout for Expedition 16 crew and
spaceflight participant, crew news conference and final prelaunch
activities in Baikonur.

Oct. 10:
7:30 a.m. - B-roll feed from Baikonur of the Expedition 16 crew and
spaceflight participant launch day preparations.
8:30 a.m. - Live coverage begins of the Expedition 16 crew and
spaceflight participant launch from Baikonur (launch is scheduled at
9:21 a.m.).
12 p.m. - Postlaunch video file of the Expedition 16 crew and
spaceflight participant.

Oct. 12:
10 a.m. - Live coverage begins of Soyuz docking to the station with
the Expedition 16 crew and spaceflight participant, and the
post-docking news conference from Moscow (docking is scheduled at
10:47 a.m.).
12 p.m. - Live coverage begins from Moscow of the Expedition 16 crew
and spaceflight participant hatch opening to enter the station (hatch
opening is scheduled at 12:30 p.m.).
1:30 p.m. - Video file of the docking and hatch opening for the
Expedition 16 crew and spaceflight participant.

Oct. 20-21:
11:45 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Live coverage of the Expedition 15 crew and
spaceflight participant farewell and Soyuz hatch closure (hatch
closure is scheduled at 12:15 a.m. Oct. 21).

Oct. 21:
2:45 a.m. - Live coverage begins of the Soyuz undocking with the
Expedition 15 crew and spaceflight participant (undocking is
scheduled at 3:15 a.m.).
5:15 a.m. - Live coverage begins of the Soyuz deorbit burn and landing
of the Expedition 15 crew and spaceflight participant in Kazakhstan
(deorbit burn is scheduled at 5:42 a.m.; landing is scheduled at 6:32
a.m.).
10 a.m. - Video file of the Soyuz farewell, undocking and landing in
Kazakhstan of the Expedition 15 crew and spaceflight participant.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/station

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