Press Release

Astronaut Scott Kelly Available For Interviews

By SpaceRef Editor
March 17, 2011
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HOUSTON — After a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly will be available for live satellite interviews on Tuesday, March 22, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Kelly will be available from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT. The interviews will air live on NASA Television.

To arrange an interview, reporters should contact producer Derek Sollosi at 281-792-7515 or by 2 p.m. Monday, March 21. Video b-roll from Kelly’s mission will air from 6:30 to 7 a.m. on March 22 on NASA TV.

Kelly and his crewmates, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 7 (Oct. 8 Baikonur time). During the mission, Kelly served as commander of Expedition 26, the 26th crew to live and work aboard the space station. The trio spent 159 days in space and landed in Kazakhstan on March 16.

Aboard the station, the Expedition 25 and 26 crew members worked on more than 150 microgravity experiments in human research; biology and biotechnology; physical and materials sciences; technology development; and Earth and space sciences.

Kelly is from Orange, N.J. He has degrees from the State University of New York Maritime College and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He served as a pilot on shuttle mission STS-103 in 1999 and a commander on STS-118 in 2007.

The interviews air on NASA TV’s Live Interview Media Outlet channel. The channel is a digital satellite C-band downlink by uplink provider Americom.

It is on satellite AMC 3, transponder 9C, located at 87 degrees west, downlink frequency 3865.5 MHz based on a standard C-band, horizontal downlink polarity. FEC is 3/4, data rate is 6.0 Mbps, symbol rate is 4.3404 Msps, transmission DVB-S, 4:2:0.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

For Kelly’s complete biography, visit:

For more information about the International Space Station, visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.