[amsat-bb] SpaceX Re-Entry Live TV Coverage
clintbradford at mac.com
Tue May 29 14:20:47 PDT 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-098
NASA TV COVERAGE FOR SPACEX DRAGON REENTRY AND SPLASHDOWN
HOUSTON -- NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the
departure of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the International Space
Station before its reentry and splashdown on May 31.
On Wednesday, May 30, a news briefing previewing the departure
activities will be held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at
9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. EDT) and will be broadcast live on NASA TV and
the agency's website. Participants include NASA Flight Director Holly
Ridings and SpaceX Mission Manager John Couluris.
On Thursday, May 31, NASA TV will begin live coverage of the departure
of Dragon at 2:30 a.m. CDT (3:30 a.m. EDT). Coverage will continue
through the release of Dragon from the station, currently scheduled
for 5:10 a.m. CDT (6:10 a.m. EDT) and will resume at 9:15 a.m. CDT
(10:15 a.m. EDT) with deorbit and splashdown coverage. The capsule is
currently scheduled to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 10:44 a.m.
CDT (11:44 a.m. EDT) hundreds of miles off the west coast of
California likely out of range of live television.
A news briefing will be held jointly from Johnson and SpaceX in
Hawthorne, Calif., at 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT) live on NASA TV.
Media representatives can participate in person at Johnson or via
telephone by calling 281-483-5111 at least 15 minutes before each
briefing. Media badges from Dragon launch activities at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be honored at Johnson through
For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming
For up-to-date information about the SpaceX mission, visit:
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