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NASA Sets Preview, Broadcast of Next Space Station Spacewalk

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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NASA will preview a June 1 spacewalk by the 13th International Space Station crew during a May 30 news conference. Both events will be broadcast live on NASA Television.

The May 30 briefing will be held at 1 p.m. CDT at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Media may ask questions from participating NASA locations. Managers will outline the spacewalk and provide a general status of the station. The briefers are:

  • Kirk Shireman, International Space Station deputy program manager
  • Holly Ridings, Expedition 13 EVA flight director
  • Paul Boehm, Expedition 13 lead EVA officer

The five and a half hour spacewalk begins at 5:40 p.m. CDT June 1, with live coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. CDT on NASA TV. It's the first of two spacewalks for Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams during their six-month mission.

Clad in Russian Orlan space suits, Vinogradov and Williams will exit the station from the Pirs airlock. They will install a new valve on the Zvezda Service Module for the station's Russian oxygen-generation system. They'll also collect experiments and install a new TV camera on the station's rail car system.

NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6; 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7; 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization.

For digital downlink and NASA TV information, including links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the International Space Station or the two Expedition 13 crew members and their mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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