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ISS SPACEWALK FROM QUEST AIRLOCK TO BE CARRIED ON NASA TV



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR Z. ROWE - N1ORC


Kyle Herring
Headquarters, Washington                                  Feb. 15, 2002
(Phone: 202/358-4504)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N02-13

ISS SPACEWALK FROM QUEST AIRLOCK TO BE CARRIED ON NASA TV

 NASA Television will broadcast the third spacewalk of the Expedition 
Four increment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with 
commentary and available downlink television beginning at 6:30 a.m. EST 
on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

On the 40th anniversary of the first U.S. orbital spaceflight by John 
Glenn, Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Dan Bursch will conduct the 
planned six-and-a-half-hour Extravehicular Activity (EVA), or 
spacewalk, to revalidate all systems of the Quest Airlock. Hatch 
opening on the Quest is expected shortly after 7 a.m. EST.

This will be the first use of the station's airlock since July 2001 and 
sets the stage for four spacewalks out of Quest to attach the first of 
several large truss segments to the complex during the STS-110 shuttle 
mission scheduled for early April.

Commander Yury Onufrienko, who will serve as the spacewalk 
choreographer from inside the Destiny Laboratory, will assist Walz and 
Bursch, who will be wearing U.S. spacesuits called Extravehicular 
Mobility Units. Walz will be visible by the red stripes on his suit, 
while Bursch's suit will have no markings. Each already has conducted a 
spacewalk since boarding the ISS in December.

This will be the second spacewalk mounted from Quest, which was 
delivered to the ISS and inaugurated by STS-104 spacewalkers Mike 
Gernhardt and Jim Reilly last July.

The Expedition Four crew is in the third month of a planned five-month 
stay on the complex.
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