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Al Feinberg
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4504)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

October 22, 2003
 
NOTE TO EDITORS : N03-107
 
 
Veteran Space Station Crew Available For NASA TV Interviews
 
 
NASA astronauts Ken Bowersox and Don Pettit, the Expedition 6 crew who returned from the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in May, are available to discuss their experience live on NASA TV on Oct. 27.

Bowersox and Pettit are available for morning and afternoon live interviews via the NASA TV satellite. The Expedition 7 crew is scheduled to return to Earth on Monday in a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Station Science Officer Ed Lu, is scheduled to land in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m. EST Oct. 27, accompanied by European Space Agency astronaut, Spaniard Pedro Duque.

Bowersox, Pettit, and cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin, spent six months on the Station. Due to a computer error, their Soyuz craft landed safely but several hundred miles from their prime target zone. It took searchers several hours to reach the crew.

For more information and to arrange an interview with Bowersox and Pettit, contact the Johnson Space Center newsroom at: 281/483-5111 no later than 6 p.m. EDT Friday.

NASA TV is available on AMC-9, 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.

For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

 

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