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April 18, 2002

Kyle Herring
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4504)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

RELEASE: N02-25

NASA TV Covers Russian Soyuz Space Station Move

NASA Television will broadcast the relocation of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft at the International Space Station beginning at 4 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 20, from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The short 40-minute relocation flight begins with undocking at about 5 a.m. EDT.

Expedition Four Commander Yury Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Dan Bursch will climb aboard the current Soyuz vehicle for the fly around from the Earth-facing docking port on the Zarya module to the Pirs docking compartment. The move is necessary to clear the way for the arrival of a new Soyuz ferry craft on April 27.

NASA TV is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz and audio of 6.8 MHz.

 

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