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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

December 24, 2003
Space Station Crew: Naughty Or Nice?
The hard-working crewmembers of the International Space Station are so confident they're in Santa's good graces; they're showing off their Christmas stockings to the world.

NASA astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri offer a sneak peak at their presents and talk about their holiday plans during a message from the Space Station airing on NASA Television. The NASA TV Video File feeds at three-hour intervals daily beginning at noon EST.

NASA Television is available on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

Information about how Foale and Kaleri will spend their holiday is available at:

A historical look at holidays in space is available on the Internet at:

To see where the International Space Station will be visible during the holidays, visit:


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