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ISS SPACEWALK LIVE ON NASA TV



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters,                                  July 29, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)


NEXT STATION SPACEWALK LIVE ON NASA TV EARLY TUESDAY

     NASA Television will provide live coverage of and 
commentary on the next spacewalk at the International Space 
Station in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Aug. 3. 
Coverage of the spacewalk on NASA TV will begin at 2 a.m. 
EDT. The Expedition 9 crew, Gennady Padalka and Mike Fincke, 
will open the hatch at about 3:10 a.m., and the spacewalk may 
last as long as six hours.

Fresh from the successful replacement of a failed power 
component on the Station during their last spacewalk June 30, 
Padalka and Fincke will venture outside the complex again 
from the Pirs Docking Compartment airlock in Russian 
spacesuits. Their tasks will be to install and refresh 
experiments on the outside of the Zvezda Service Module. The 
experiments monitor residue from jet thruster firings and 
measure the effects of space on a variety of materials.

Padalka, making his fifth spacewalk and Fincke, embarking on 
his third, will also install navigation and communications 
aids at the aft of Zvezda. The aids will assist in the 
rendezvous and docking of the unpiloted European Automated 
Transfer Vehicle cargo ship that will make its maiden flight 
to the Station next year.

One additional spacewalk is planned for Padalka and Fincke in 
early September. They are in the fourth month of a scheduled 
six-month mission on the outpost.

On July 24, NASA Television moved to a different satellite 
and is now seen in the continental United States on AMC-6, at 
72 degrees west longitude, Transponder 9, 3880 MHz, vertical 
polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. If you live in Alaska or 
Hawaii, NASA TV will now be seen on AMC-7, at 137 degrees 
west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical 
polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz.

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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