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Debbie V. Nguyen
Johnson Space Center, Houston

RELEASE : J06-073
International Student Robotics Competition to Air on NASA TV
Footage of the fifth international student remotely operated vehicle (ROV) competition will air on NASA Television starting today. Last weekend, 40 student-built ROVs from across the United States, Canada and Hong Kong dove into one of the world’s largest indoor pools at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston for the competition.

The Eastern Edge Robotics team from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, and the Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science team from Toms River, N.J., won in the Explorer and Ranger classes, respectively. The competition is organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) and Marine Technology Society’s ROV Committee.

NASA TV's Video-File news feed is on the Media Channel (Program 103) at 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 a.m.; noon to 2 and 4 to 7 p.m.; and 10 p.m. to midnight. All times are Eastern. The Media Channel is available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal via satellite AMC-6; 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, it's on AMC-7; 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. A digital video broadcast compliant integrated receiver decoder is required for reception. For media unable to receive the Media Channel, a modified version of Video-File airs on the Public Channel at 9 a.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. (Eastern). For downlink, Media and Public Channel information and access, visit:

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