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NASA Sets Preview, Broadcast of Next Station Spacewalk



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/c #31468
> May 23, 2006
>
> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington
> (202) 358-4769
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> (281) 483-5111
>
> MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-091
>
> NASA SETS PREVIEW, BROADCAST OF NEXT STATION SPACEWALK
>
> NASA will preview a June 1 spacewalk by the 13th International Space 
> Station crew during a May 30 news conference. Both events will be 
> broadcast live on NASA Television.
>
> The May 30 briefing will be held at 2 p.m. EDT at NASA's Johnson Space 
> Center in Houston. Media may ask questions from participating NASA 
> locations. Managers will outline the spacewalk and provide a general 
> status of the station. The briefers are:
>
> -- Kirk Shireman, International Space Station deputy program manager
> -- Holly Ridings, Expedition 13 EVA flight director
> -- Paul Boehm, Expedition 13 lead EVA officer
>
> The five and a half hour spacewalk begins at 6:40 p.m. EDT June 1, 
> with live coverage starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT on NASA TV. It's the 
> first of two spacewalks for Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov 
> and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams during their six-month mission.
>
> Clad in Russian Orlan space suits, Vinogradov and Williams will exit 
> the station from the Pirs airlock. They will install a new valve on 
> the Zvezda Service Module for the station's Russian oxygen-generation 
> system. They'll also collect experiments and install a new TV camera 
> on the station's rail car system.
>
> NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an 
> MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6; 72 degrees 
> west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In 
> Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7; 137 degrees west longitude, 
> transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization.
>
> For digital downlink and NASA TV information, including links to 
> streaming video, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> For more information about the International Space Station or the two 
> Expedition 13 crew members and their mission, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
> 	
> -end-
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