WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) — NASA TV says it will telecast the June 1 return to Earth of three International Space Station crew members aboard the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft.
NASA said it will also televise the June 15 launch of the newest three ISS residents — the 24th crew to live and work on the orbiting laboratory.
Expedition 23 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi are to land their Soyuz spacecraft June 1 on the southern region steppe of Kazakhstan, completing nearly six months on the station.
On June 15, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker will launch on Soyuz TMA-19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They will dock at the station June 17, joining Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, who have been aboard the station since April 4.
NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information is available at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
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