NASA Offers Tranquility Node Satellite Interviews from Launch Pad

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Jan. 19, 2010

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. 
321-867-2468
tracy.g.young@nasa.gov 

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov

MEDIA ADVISORY: M10-007

NASA OFFERS TRANQUILITY NODE SATELLITE INTERVIEWS FROM LAUNCH PAD

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Bill Dowdell, NASA Kennedy Space Center's 
deputy director for International Space Station and Spacecraft 
Processing, is available for satellite interviews from 6 to 9 a.m. 
EST on Friday, Jan. 22.

Dowdell will conduct the interviews from Launch Pad 39A, just outside 
space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay. Tranquility, the next 
pressurized element bound for the station, will be placed inside 
Endeavour on 39A for its targeted launch on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Dowdell has worked for NASA since 1989, beginning his career in the 
Space Shuttle Program as an agency and orbiter test director. He is 
NASA's manager responsible for giving the "go" to launch the station 
payload and the readiness of the orbiting laboratory to receive and 
carry out its installation. Dowdell holds a bachelor's degree in 
biology from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va., and a 
bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from West Virginia 
University in Morgantown.

To schedule interviews, reporters should contact Tracy Young at 
321-867-9284 or by e-mail to tracy.g.young@nasa.gov by noon Thursday, 
Jan. 21.

The NASA Live Interview Media Outlet channel will be used for the 
interviews. The channel is a digital satellite C-band downlink by 
uplink provider Americom. It is on satellite AMC 3, Transponder 9C, 
orbital position 87 Degrees West, transmission format is DVB-S, 
4:2:0, downlink frequency 3865.5 MHz, downlink polarity is 
horizontal, FEC is 3/4, data rate is 6.0 Mbps, symbol rate is 4.3404 
Msps.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming 
video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 

For more information about the STS-130 mission and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle  

	
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