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June 2, 2003

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
Phone: 202/358-0951

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston
Phone: 281/483-5111


Progress Docking Provides Opportunity to Talk With International Space Station Crew

More than a month into their six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Ed Lu and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko are awaiting the arrival of an unmanned Progress supply ship on June 11. Members of the media are invited to interview the Expedition 7 crew in conjunction with the event.

The media have regular opportunities to talk with the crew via downlink television and audio capability from the Space Station. Interviews are usually scheduled on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern Time, as the crew's schedule allows. Typically, there are two weekly opportunities available. Each selected media client has up to approximately 10 minutes of interview time.

Because of communications issues from the Station involving TV and audio capability, live-to-tape interviews are preferred for broadcast media. All interviews are carried live on NASA Television. Interview windows are usually made available to clients five to seven days before the event.

If you are interested in interviewing the International Space Station crew in orbit, please contact Rob Navias, Johnson Space Center, 281/483-5111.

NASA TV is broadcast on AMC-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.

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