Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington

Dec. 1, 2008
NASA TV To Air Space Shuttle Commander Remarks on 10th Anniversary of Inaugural Station Assembly Flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In honor of the 10th anniversary of the first construction flight for the International Space Station, NASA Television will provide sound bites and video b-roll featuring the commander of that space shuttle mission. The footage will begin airing Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. EST.

Former astronaut Bob Cabana led shuttle Endeavour's STS-88 mission, the first space station assembly flight, which launched Dec. 4, 1998. The NASA TV Video File includes Cabana's thoughts about the first assembly flight, how the orbiting laboratory is being used today for long-term space exploration, and the station's benefits for the United States and its international partners. Cabana currently is the director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

During STS-88's 12-day mission, Endeavour's astronauts attached NASA's Unity connecting module to Russia's Zarya control module. Crew members from both countries then entered the space station for the first time in orbit and began set-up operations.

For NASA TV downlink, Video File schedules and streaming video information, visit:

For more information about the STS-88 mission and crew, visit:

For more about the International Space Station, visit:


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