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Melissa Motichek
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

April 28, 2003
NASA Updates Space Station Crew Conference
Note: This is an update to Note to Editors N03-055a, issued April 24, 2003.

On Tuesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, reporters at two NASA centers will speak with the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the event live, one day after the arrival of the Expedition 7 crew.

Only 17 minutes of downlink time is available for the news conference. Reporters at Johnson Space Center in Houston and Kennedy Space Center in Florida will have the first 11 minutes for questions; then reporters at the Mission Control Center, Korolev, Russia, will have six minutes.

Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer/NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu began their six-month mission April 25 aboard a Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

On May 3, at approximately 10:03 p.m. EDT, Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, Soyuz Commander Nikolai Budarin and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don Pettit will land in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz TMA-1 craft that was docked to the Station during their five-and-a-half month mission.

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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