WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The launch of Expedition 15, the next International Space Station crew, and the landing of Expedition 14 are among April events to be televised by NASA.
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