Press Release

NASA TV Features Station Briefing and Spacewalk

By SpaceRef Editor
January 7, 2003
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NASA TV Features Station Briefing and Spacewalk

The activities of the residents aboard the
International Space Station and a preview of their next
Extravehicular Activity (EVA), or spacewalk are the subjects
of a Mission Status Briefing beginning at 2 p.m. EST, Jan.
14, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston. The briefing
will air on NASA TV.

Briefing participants include: Melissa Gard, Expedition Six
Increment Manager; Norm Knight, International Space Station
Flight Director; and Daryl Schuck, Expedition Six EVA

The EVA is on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Expedition Six Commander
Ken Bowersox and NASA Space Station Science Officer Don
Pettit will spend more than six hours in space working on
the Station. NASA TV coverage and commentary begins at 6
a.m. EST, with the spacewalk scheduled to begin at about 7
a.m. EST.

Bowersox and Russian Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin
originally were scheduled to perform the spacewalk in
December. Pettit replaced Budarin because on-orbit medical
data raised concerns among U.S. Flight Surgeons responsible
for medical certification of spacewalk activity. This
decision does not affect Budarin’s other on-orbit duties.
Due to medical privacy concerns, no further information will
be made public. Both NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space
Agency have agreed to the personnel change for the EVA.

Bowersox and Pettit will use the Quest Airlock for the
planned six and a half hour spacewalk to continue outfitting
of the newly delivered Port One (P1) Truss segment. The work
includes deployment of a radiator and other procedures to
prepare Station components for future assembly flights.

Expedition Six was launched aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour
on Nov. 23, 2002. The crew arrived at the Space Station two
days later to begin their four-month mission.

The spacewalk coverage will be briefly interrupted at 9 a.m.
EST for the STS-107 Countdown Status Briefing (CSB) from the
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Spacewalk coverage resumes
immediately following the CSB.

NASA TV is on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical polarization at
85 degrees West longitude, 3880 MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

SpaceRef staff editor.