Johnson Space Center, Houston
NASA TV Carrying Space Station Crew Landing and Next Crew's Launch
HOUSTON -- NASA Television will cover the June 1 return to Earth of three International Space Station crew members and the June 15 launch of the newest trio of station residents. The new crew will be the 24th to live and work on the orbiting laboratory.
Expedition 23 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, NASA Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi are scheduled to land their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft June 1 on the southern region steppe of Kazakhstan, completing almost six months on the station.
On June 15, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker will launch on the SoyuzTMA-19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will dock to the station June 17, joining Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov, NASA Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko, who have been aboard the station since April 4.
Upcoming NASA TV broadcasts of these events and surrounding activities include (all times CDT):
2 p.m. -- Video File of the Expedition 24 prelaunch news conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, and a tour of Red Square in Moscow
10 a.m. -- ISS Update commentary hour that includes a replay of the May 31 change of command ceremony aboard the station, in which Kotov will hand over command of the station to Skvortsov. The ceremony also will be replayed during landing coverage
3:30 p.m. -- Coverage of Expedition 23 farewells and hatch closure, scheduled at 3:50 p.m.
6:45 p.m. -- Coverage of Expedition 23 undocking from station, scheduled at 7:08 p.m.
9:15 p.m. -- Coverage of deorbit burn, scheduled for 9:37 p.m., and landing in Kazakhstan, scheduled for 10:27 p.m.
11 a.m. -- Video File of post-landing activities, including interviews with Creamer and Noguchi
11 a.m. -- Video File of Expedition 24 farewell activities at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
11 a.m. -- Video File of Expedition 24 prelaunch activities in Baikonur
11 a.m. -- Video File of activities in Baikonur, including Soyuz rocket mating and rollout to the launch pad
4 p.m. -- Video File of the final prelaunch news conference and Russian State Commission Meeting in Baikonur
3 p.m. -- Video feed of Expedition 24 crew's final prelaunch activities in Baikonur
3:45 p.m. -- Coverage of launch from Baikonur, scheduled for 4:35 p.m., and replays
7 p.m. -- Video File of prelaunch activities, launch and postlaunch interviews from Baikonur
5 p.m. -- Coverage of Soyuz docking to station, scheduled at 5:34 p.m., and post-docking news conference from Korolev, Russia
8:15 p.m. -- Hatch opening, scheduled at 8:34 p.m., and welcome ceremony
11 p.m. -- Video File of docking, hatch opening and welcome ceremony
Operational activity could result in some changes to the programming schedule. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For more information about the space station and its crew members, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
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