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January 12, 2006
NASA Announces Web and TV Coverage of New Horizons Mission

NASA TV and NASA Direct, Kennedy Space Center's Internet broadcasting network, will provide live New Horizons launch coverage on Jan. 17. TV and Web coverage starts at 11 a.m. EST; lift-off is scheduled for 1:24 p.m. EST. For information about NASA TV and digital downlink information on the Web, visit:


On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EST, NASA presents a webcast about the mission. The program includes interviews with NASA launch managers and mission scientists. They will answer questions about the science and technologies involved in the mission.

Participants: Kennedy Space Center Director Jim Kennedy; Launch Weather Officer Joel Tumbiolo; Omar Baez, NASA launch manager; New Horizons Mission Project Manager Glen Fountain; Fran Bagenal, mission co-investigator; Mission System Engineer David Kusnierkiewicz; Project Scientist Hal Weaver; and Tiffany Nail, Launch Services Specialist. Program guests will answer questions submitted by the public.

All mission events are available through the NASA Web Portal at:


For more information about New Horizons Web events, contact Dennis Armstrong at: (321) 867-4493.

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:



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