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Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Oct. 1, 2004
Station Crew Gets Final Call
Students and educators will have the final classroom chat with the ninth crew of the International Space Station Tuesday at 11:25 a.m. EDT.

The Maryland Science Center will host students and teachers from Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Elementary and Middle School for the event. The call will be down linked and broadcast live on the Web and NASA TV.

The Expedition 9 crew, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, will return to Earth this month and be replaced by a new Station crew.

This activity supports NASA's efforts to encourage students to study and possibly pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is an integral part of NASA's Teaching from Space Program. The program builds partnerships with the education community to create unique learning opportunities through the use of NASA's research and educational technology.

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. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available 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.

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA's education programs on the Internet, visit:


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