NASA TV Covers Next Space Station Crew's Journey to Orbit

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HOUSTON -- NASA Television will air the events surrounding the launch
and delivery of the next three residents to the International Space
Station. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities
Dec. 8, and continues through the crew's arrival to the orbiting
laboratory Dec. 22.

Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, NASA Flight Engineer Timothy J. (T.J.)
Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Soichi
Noguchi are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft
from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:51 p.m. CST on
Sunday, Dec. 20.

After a two-day trip, the Soyuz will dock to the space station at 4:58
p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, beginning the crew members' six-month stay.
Kotov, Creamer and Noguchi will join Expedition 22 Commander Jeff
Williams of NASA and Russian Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev, who have
been on the complex since October.

Events on NASA TV will include (all times are CST):

Dec. 9
11 a.m. - Expedition 22 crew video file of departure in Star City,
Russia, for Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Dec. 18
11 a.m. - Video file of crew activities in Baikonur and the Soyuz
rocket's mating and rollout

Dec. 19
10 a.m. - Video file of prelaunch crew news conference from Baikonur

Dec. 20
2:15 p.m. - Video file of prelaunch activities and arrival at launch
pad from Baikonur
3 p.m. - Launch coverage and replays from Baikonur (launch scheduled
at 3:51 p.m.)
7 p.m. - Prelaunch activities, launch and post launch interviews from

Dec. 22
4:30 p.m. - Coverage of the Soyuz docking to station (docking
scheduled at 4:58 p.m.; post-docking news conference follows)
6 p.m. - Hatch opening and welcoming ceremony (hatch opening scheduled
at 6:29 p.m.)
8 p.m. - Video file of the docking to the station, hatch opening and
welcoming ceremony

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:


For more information about the space station, visit:


Source: NASA

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