Coverage Set For Next Soyuz Space Station Crew Rotation

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Coverage Set For Next Soyuz Space Station Crew Rotation

HOUSTON — Over a subsequent several weeks, NASA Television will yield coverage of activities surrounding a arriving International Space Station organisation rotation. Coverage will embody skip of 3 organisation members now vital aboard a space station. It also will embody pre-launch activities, launch and attainment of 3 new residents.

Beginning Apr 23, NASA TV video files will request Expedition 31 organisation training activities with Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba of NASA and Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of a Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, during a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. NASA TV also will promote a crew’s news discussion and rite revisit to Red Square in Moscow on Apr 25.

NASA TV will promote a change of authority rite aboard a hire during 2 p.m. CDT on Apr 25. Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA will palm over authority to Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos.

On Apr 27, Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin will skip a hire and Expedition 31 will start aboard a complex. The vacating contingent will lapse to Earth aboard their Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft, completing a five-and-a-half-month mission.

Don Pettit of NASA, Andre Kuipers of a European Space Agency and Kononenko, who have been on a hire given late Dec 2011, will sojourn aboard until Jul 1.

On May 14, Acaba, Padalka and Revin will launch in a Soyuz TMA-04M booster from a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will arrive during a hire on May 16 to join Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers and lapse a organisation distance to six.

NASA TV’s scheduled coverage includes (all times Central):

Monday, Apr 23
11 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M organisation gift training make-believe runs in Star City, Russia.

Tuesday, Apr 24
11 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M organisation gift training make-believe runs in Star City.

Wednesday, Apr 25
1 p.m – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M organisation news discussion in Star City and revisit to Red Square in Moscow.
2 p.m. – Live Expedition 30/31 change of authority ceremony.

Thursday, Apr 26
11:45 p.m. – Live Soyuz TMA-22 organisation farewell and hatch-closure coverage (hatch closure scheduled during 12 a.m. on Apr 27).

Friday, Apr 27
3 a.m. – Live Soyuz TMA-22 undocking coverage (undocking scheduled during 3:18 a.m.)
5:30 a.m. – Live Soyuz TMA-22 deorbit bake and alighting coverage (deorbit bake scheduled during 5:49 a.m., alighting scheduled during 6:45 a.m.).
8 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-22 alighting and post-landing activities.
6 p.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-22 alighting and post-landing activities, including an talk with Burbank and a lapse of Shkaplerov and Ivanishin to Chkalovsky Airfield nearby Star City.

Wednesday, May 2
11 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M organisation skip activities for Baikonur, Kazakhstan from Star City.

Thursday, May 10
11 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M organisation activities in Baikonur.

Friday, May 11
11 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M organisation activities in Baikonur.

Sunday, May 13
12 p.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M rocket mating and rollout to a launch pad in Baikonur.

Monday, May 14
11 a.m. – Video record of a Soyuz TMA-04M final pre-launch organisation news discussion and Russian State Commission assembly in Baikonur.
9 p.m. – Live Soyuz TMA-04M launch coverage (launch scheduled during 10:01 p.m.), including pre-launch activities and launch replays.

Tuesday, May 15
12 a.m. – Video record of Soyuz TMA-04M pre-launch and launch video b-roll and post-launch interviews.

Wednesday, May 16
11:00 p.m. – Live Soyuz TMA-04M advancing coverage (docking scheduled during 11:38 p.m.), followed by a post-docking news discussion from Mission Control in Korolev, Russia.

Thursday, May 17
2:00 a.m. – Live Soyuz TMA-04M induce opening and welcoming rite (ceremony scheduled during 2:35 a.m.)
4 a.m. – Video record of Soyuz TMA-04M docking, induce opening and welcoming rite

For NASA TV downlink, report updates and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For some-more information about a International Space Station and the crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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