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ISS BRIEFING & SPACEWALK



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Kyle Herring
Headquarters, Washington                  Jan. 7, 2003
(Phone: 202/358-1874)
 
John Ira Petty
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)
 
RELEASE: 03-007
 
NASA TV FEATURES SPACE STATION BRIEFING & 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 
Officer.
 
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.
 
 
 
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