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NASA TV Coverage Set for ISS Spacewalk



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4769

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111


Nov. 14, 2006


Briefing, NASA TV Coverage Set for Space Station Spacewalk

Houston - NASA officials will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. CST Thursday, 
Nov. 16, to discuss an upcoming spacewalk from the International Space 
Station. The six-hour spacewalk is planned for the night before 
Thanksgiving.

On Nov. 22, Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight 
Engineer Mikhail Tyurin will retrieve equipment and photograph the 
station's Russian Zvezda Service Module’s docking port. Tyurin also will 
hit a golf ball from a specially designed tee mounted on the Pirs 
airlock as part of a Russian commercial activity. Flight Engineer Thomas 
Reiter will remain inside the station tending to systems during the 
spacewalk.

Both the preview briefing and the spacewalk will be broadcast live on 
NASA Television. During the briefing, questions will be taken from media 
at participating NASA sites. Journalists must contact their preferred 
NASA location by Nov. 15 for participation details.

Briefing participants include:
-- Kirk Shireman, deputy International Space Station program manager
-- Holly Ridings, lead spacewalk flight director
-- Paul Boehm, Expedition 14 lead spacewalk officer
-- Julie Robinson, International Space Station acting program scientist

The spacewalk coverage begins at 4 p.m. on NASA TV and the agency's 
Internet homepage. The spacewalk begins at 5 p.m.

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and Internet streaming video information, 
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For more information about the space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
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