Press Release

NASA to Preview Next Space Station Spacewalk

By SpaceRef Editor
June 17, 2004
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NASA to Preview Next Space Station Spacewalk
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The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is
about to become space-age electricians. The Expedition 9
crew, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and astronaut Mike Fincke,
will perform a spacewalk next week to restore power to a
gyroscope that helps control the Station’s orientation in
orbit.

ISS program leaders will discuss the spacewalk with the
media Monday at 2 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Johnson Space Center,
Houston. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA TV,
with two-way question and answer capability at participating
NASA centers.

Participants:

  • Mike Suffredini, ISS Manager for Integration and Operations
  • Matt Abbott, Expedition 9 Lead Flight Director
  • John Curry, ISS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Flight Director
  • Paul Boehm, Expedition 9 Lead EVA Officer

NASA TV will broadcast the EVA live starting at 4:30 p.m.
EDT, June 24. The crew will exit the Station hatch at
approximately 5:50 p.m. EDT.

NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-
Band, at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0
MHz. Polarization is vertical. Audio is monaural at 6.80
MHz. For information about NASA TV and EVA live webcast,
visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

SpaceRef staff editor.