Students in rural Appalachia will experience the
excitement of space flight next week when they make an out-
of-this-world phone call to the International Space Station
crew. Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer
Salizhan Sharipov arrived on the Earth-orbiting outpost in

The event, including a video link with the crew, is Tuesday
from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. EST. More than 450 students from
Phelps Junior and Senior High Schools, Phelps, Ky., will chat
with the crew and learn about the vital role the Station
plays in the Vision for Space Exploration. They will also
discuss weather research conducted on board. The entire
Phelps community of over 10,000 will be able to view the call
live through a partnership with a local television station.

This activity supports NASA’s efforts to encourage students
to study and possibly pursue careers in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics. The video calls enhance
education opportunities that use the unique environment of
human space flight. They are an integral part of NASA’s
Teaching from Space Program, which builds partnerships with
the education community.

The downlink airs live on the Web and on NASA TV, available
in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at
72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz.
Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA TV is available on AMC-7,
Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The
frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio
is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA’s education programs on the
Internet, visit: