NASA Downlink: Watch students at TTU ask questions of shuttle Atlantis astronauts

Posted by Webmaster - Thursday, November 19 2009
webmaster@tntech.edu

Don’t miss your chance to watch the NASA space mission downlink to Tennessee Tech University. There are several ways to view Sunday’s NASA videoconference from the International Space Station.

Here’s how to watch the live event, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22:

  • On campus, go to Clement Hall 212.
  • In the Upper Cumberland, tune into WCTE-TV (Channel 10 on Charter cable; Channel 22 on Dish/Direct/antenna) online via their web site: http://wcte.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=676
  • Elsewhere in Tennessee, watch your local public television station’s second digital channel.
  • From anywhere in the world, watch live video streaming on NASA TV on the web: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
  • If you have your own satellite dish, tune to satellite AMC-7, 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 5C, 3785.5 MHz, vertical polarization. A Digital Video Broadcast-compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder with modulation of QPSK/DBV, data rate of 6.00 and FEC 3/4 will be needed for reception.

Winners of the “Soaring Eagle Question Contest” will ask questions of shuttle Atlantis astronauts, including TTU grad Barry Wilmore, from TTU’s Nursing and Health Services Building.

As with any space mission, delays may affect the actual videoconference downlink time.

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