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Allard Beutel/Erica Hupp
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769/1237)

April 11, 2005
NASA Announces Daily Video Feed for Space Shuttle Return To Flight
Beginning today, NASA TV is running a special daily video feed, "STS-114 Return to Flight Gallery," for the Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission. Schedule permitting it airs daily from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT.

The Return to Flight Gallery will include a rotation of video items, including full-length interviews with each of the Space Shuttle Discovery crew members, replays of mission coverage, news briefings, b-roll and soundbites.

The STS-114 crew includes Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jim Kelly, Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi, Steve Robinson, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence and Charlie Camarda. It is the first Shuttle mission since the Columbia accident in February 2003. The crew will fly Discovery to the International Space Station. The mission is the first of two test flights to verify new inspection and repair techniques, and to deliver supplies to the Station. Discovery has a launch window from May 15 to June 3.

NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite 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, it 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. Information about Return to Flight Gallery is available on the NASA TV schedule at:

Limited numbers of taped copies of the full crew interviews may be obtained by contacting NASA's Johnson Space Center newsroom at: 281/483-5111. Transcripts are available at:


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