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Jeanne Ryba
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

12.04.06
 
RELEASE : 71-06
 
 
NASA Announces STS-116 Mission Web and Television Coverage
 
 
NASA Television and the agency's home on the Internet, http://www.nasa.gov, will provide extensive prelaunch and launch day coverage of Space Shuttle Discovery's mission STS-116 to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for Dec. 7 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A prelaunch webcast is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EST Dec. 6 from Kennedy's Internet broadcasting network, known as NASA Direct. The program will feature a mission overview hosted by Stephanie Stilson, Space Shuttle Discovery flow director. Highlights will include an interview with three-time shuttle astronaut Rick Linnehan, who will answer questions about living and working in space.

Live countdown coverage from NASA's Launch Blog begins at 3:30 p.m. Dec 7. Coverage features real-time updates as countdown milestones occur, as well as streaming video clips highlighting launch preparations and liftoff.

A panel of experts has answered questions about NASA's preparation for the STS-116 mission. Those responses are available online and in podcasts.

To access these interactive features and more, go to NASA's Space Shuttle main page at http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle and follow the links provided in the right column under the "Mission Information" section. For more information about mission STS-116 online events, contact Jeanne Ryba at 321-867-2468.

On launch day, NASA TV will begin broadcasting mission commentary at 3:30 p.m. For detailed television scheduling information, visit the Web at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
 

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