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PRESS RELEASE #M04-208
 
 
December 22, 2004

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
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James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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NOTE TO EDITORS: #M04-208

NASA ANNOUNCES SPACE STATION YEAR-END NEWS CONFERENCE

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov host a news conference from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 29, live on NASA TV, starting at 11:45 a.m. EST. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA centers.

Chiao and Sharipov will have been unloading a shipment of supplies from a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft, scheduled to arrive Christmas Day. They have been on board the Station since mid-October conducting science experiments and maintaining operating systems. They will soon be preparing for spacewalks scheduled in January and March.

NASA TV is available via the Web and satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

The news conference will be telestreamed live on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov



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