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Rob Navias April 4, 1995

Release: 95-025

NOTE TO EDITORS:

WEEKLY REPORTS ON MIR MISSION TO AIR ON NASA TV

NASA's "Mission Update" program will provide weekly reports beginning April 7 on the flight of U.S. astronaut Norm Thagard aboard the Russian Mir space station.

"Mission Update" will provide a comprehensive recap of the week's events on orbit involving Thagard and his crewmates, Commander Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Gennadiy Strekalov, as well as a preview of the next week's activities of the Mir 18 mission.

The Mir 18 editions of "Mission Update" will air each Friday at 10:30 a.m. CDT, just prior to the Video News File program, which originates from NASA Headquarters. "Mission Update" will continue each week throughout the duration of the scheduled three-month stay by Thagard and his colleagues aboard Mir.

NASA Television is carried on GTE Spacenet 2, Transponder 5, Channel 9 at 69 degrees West longitude, frequency 3880.0 Megahertz, audio 6.8 Megahertz.

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