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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington

Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston
Space Station Captures Video of Tropical Storm Arlene
Video taken from the International Space Station this afternoon of the Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm will air on NASA Television starting at 4 p.m. EDT.

Tropical storm Arlene is moving north into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall along the U.S. Gulf coast this weekend. Cameras mounted outside the Space Station captured the video at about 2:33 p.m. EDT from an altitude of 225 miles. At the time, Arlene was swirling northward in the east central Gulf.

The Arlene picture will air during NASA TV's Video File segments. NASA TV is available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

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A two-man crew, astronaut John Phillips and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, are in the middle of a six-month flight on the International Space Station. For more information, visit:

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