Press Release

NASA TV covers second Space Station spacewalk

By SpaceRef Editor
October 11, 2001
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NASA Television will provide coverage of the second of
three spacewalks aboard the International Space Station on
Monday, Oct. 15, beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

Expedition Three Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer
Mikhail Tyurin will venture outside the newly outfitted Pirs
Docking Compartment for the second time in two weeks and make
their way to the nearby Zvezda Service Module to install a
series of experiments to study the impacts of long-term
exposure to the harsh environment of space.

During the spacewalk, Expedition Commander Frank Culbertson
will monitor and help choreograph the work of his Russian
colleagues and will provide television views of their
activities from inside the outpost.

Culbertson and Dezhurov are scheduled to perform a third
spacewalk Nov. 5 to complete outfitting the Pirs, which
serves as both a docking port for future Russian vehicles
arriving at the space outpost, and as an airlock for Russian
segment spacewalks.

NASA Television is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85
degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a
frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.

SpaceRef staff editor.