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Katherine Trinidad
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James Hartsfield
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May 19, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: M05-085

International Space Station Captures Video of Hurricane Adrian

Video taken from the International Space Station this afternoon of a rare early-season hurricane will air on NASA Television at 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Hurricane Adrian is located in the Pacific Ocean, threatening the coast of Central America. It is reported to have sustained winds near 75 mph. Adrian is forecast to make landfall in El Salvador, then possibly cross Central America and enter the Caribbean Sea.

Cameras mounted outside the 200-ton orbiting International Space Station captured the video, which shows a storm with classic tropical features, at about 2:13 p.m. EDT from an altitude of 225 miles. At the time, Adrian was approaching the El Salvador coast.

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. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii 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:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

A two-man crew, astronaut John Phillips and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, are in the first month of a six-month flight on the International Space Station. For more information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station



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