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Allard Beutel
Melissa Mathews Headquarters,Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

June 10, 2005
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M05-096
 
 
NASA Gives Congress First Testimony From Space
 
 

NASA's astronaut aboard the International Space Station will provide the first-ever Congressional testimony from space. Expedition 11 crew member John Phillips is scheduled to appear, via satellite, before the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee chaired by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., on Tuesday, June 14. The hearing will be carried live on NASA Television starting at 2 p.m. EDT.

Former International Space Station astronauts Peggy Whitson and Mike Fincke will join Phillips from Capitol Hill. They are expected to discuss what it is like to live and work in space, focusing on the Space Station's role in preparing humans for longer-duration missions outlined in the Vision for Space Exploration.

NASA TV is available via 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 hearing also will be webcast live on the Internet at:

     

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
    


      For information about the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, visit:
    
     

http://www.house.gov/science/committeeinfo/members/space
    


    
    

For information about the International Space Station, John Phillips and his mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

 

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