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

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

July 15, 2005
RELEASE : 05-185
Space Station Crew Takes a Soyuz Ride Tuesday
The residents of the International Space Station will take a short ride in their Soyuz spacecraft on Tuesday, July 19. NASA TV will carry the trip live, starting at 6 a.m. EDT.

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips will leave the Station at 6:35 a.m. EDT, Tuesday. They will undock the Soyuz capsule from the Pirs Docking Compartment and fly a few feet to re-dock on the Zarya Module at approximately 7:11 a.m. EDT.

The re-docking will allow the crew to use the Pirs for a spacewalk in August. Krikalev and Phillips are in the third month of a planned six-month mission. On Aug. 16, Krikalev will surpass the record for most cumulative time spent in space by any person, having accumulated more than 749 days on six space flights.

NASA TV is carried by MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii in analog through Return to Flight on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Web, visit:

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