The National Aeronautics and Space Administration television live coverage to be broadcast April 7-20 includes Saturday's launch of Expedition 15 commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, flight engineer Oleg Kotov, and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, a U.S. businessman. They are scheduled to launch Saturday at 1:31 p.m. EDT for a two-day trip aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. Their spacecraft is to dock Monday about 3:12 p.m. EDT.
NASA Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, who have been about the ISS since September, and Simonyi will land in north central Kazakhstan April 20 aboard the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft that is currently docked at the station.
A listing of the NASA television coverage is available at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/MM_NTV_Breaking.html