GREENBELT, Md. – Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Tuesday, May 8. Goddard is home to the largest organization of scientists and engineers in the United States dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge of the Earth, sun, solar system and universe.

For media representatives who were unable to receive press credentials through the British Embassy, NASA TV will broadcast live coverage along with b-roll feeds throughout the day, and the agency’s Web site will provide information and images of the day’s events.

The main Web site for information updates and images as they become available:

Live television coverage highlights will include a call to crew aboard International Space Station, a welcoming event with NASA employees and a tree planting ceremony at Goddard’s visitor center.

NASA TV will air live coverage from approximately 10 a.m. – Noon EDT. Video of the visit will run on the NASA TV media channel (#103) at Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. NASA Television information and real-time schedule updates will be available at:

NASA Television is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) – compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) with modulation of QPSK/DBV, data rate of 36.86 and FEC of 3/4 is needed for reception. NASA TV Multichannel Broadcast includes Public Services Channel (#101), the Education Channel (#102) and the Media Services Channel (#103).