[sarex] NASA Announces Web Coverage of Next Space Shuttle Mission
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Thu Oct 18 14:02:29 PDT 2007
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> Oct. 18, 2007
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> katherine.trinidad at nasa.gov
> Jeanne Ryba
> Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
> jeanne.m.ryba at nasa.gov
> NASA ANNOUNCES WEB COVERAGE OF NEXT SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcasts,
> pictures and videos highlight NASA's Internet coverage of space
> shuttle Discovery's STS-120 mission to the International Space
> Station. Discovery is scheduled to lift off on Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m.
> EDT. NASA will provide continuous online updates at:
> A live webcast featuring STS-112 astronaut Sandra Magnus will start
> the in-depth coverage of the mission at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct.
> A blog will update the countdown beginning about six hours before
> Discovery's launch. Originating from NASA's Kennedy Space Center,
> Fla., the blog is the definitive Internet source for prelaunch
> During the 14-day mission, Discovery's seven astronauts will add a
> module called Harmony to the International Space Station. The
> Italian-built segment will become a connecting point for future
> laboratories built by the European and Japanese space agencies.
> Discovery's crew includes astronaut Daniel Tani, who will move into
> the orbiting laboratory as part of the Expedition 16 crew. He will
> replace Clayton Anderson, who launched to the station in June and
> will return to Earth aboard Discovery. Tani will live and work on the
> station until returning to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis on the
> STS-122 mission, targeted to launch Dec. 6. Visitors to NASA's
> shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch the
> spacewalks live from the space station.
> As Discovery's flight concludes, the NASA blog will detail the
> spacecraft's return to Earth.
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