NASA Astronaut Captures Images of Hurricane Katrina Damage
Johnson Space Center, Houston
September 15, 2005
NASA Television will show photographs of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath taken from the International Space Station, along with the station's latest video of Hurricane Ophelia, today at 4 p.m. EDT. The images and video will also be shown during NASA TV's Video File segments starting at 6 p.m. EDT.
The photos of Katrina's toll on New Orleans and the surrounding area, including the Michoud Assembly Facility where the space shuttle's external fuel tanks are made, were taken last week. Astronaut John Phillips aboard the station used a digital camera to take the pictures from an altitude of 220 miles. They will be available on the Internet at:
http://www.nasa.gov/katrina For continental North America, NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. Beginning October 1, it will be available in Alaska and Hawaii on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-7, transponder 18C, 137 degrees west longitude, 4060 MHz, vertical polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. NASA TV's schedule and live video streaming of NASA TV are also available on the Internet at:
http://www.nasa.gov/ntv Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Phillips are in the final month of a six-month mission on the Station. For more information, visit:
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