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NASA Sets Briefing to Preview Station Spacewalk




SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> Feb. 14, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad 
> Headquarters, Washington 
> 202-358-3749 
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> James Hartsfield 
> Johnson Space Center, Houston 
> 281-483-5111 
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> NASA SETS BRIEFING TO PREVIEW STATION SPACEWALK
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> HOUSTON - NASA will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 16 to 
> preview the fourth spacewalk this month by the residents of the 
> International Space Station. The spacewalk is set to begin at 4 a.m. 
> CST Feb. 22.
>
> The Feb. 16 briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center, 
> Houston, and will include questions from journalists at participating 
> NASA locations. 
>
> Participants in the briefing will include: - Rick LaBrode, 
> International Space Station spacewalk flight director - Glenda Laws, 
> lead spacewalk officer for Expedition 14
>
> For the spacewalk, Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez Alegria and 
> Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin will venture outside the station 
> wearing Russian spacesuits for six hours. They will retract a stuck 
> antenna on a cargo craft that is docked at the rear of the complex. 
> The navigation antenna did not retract properly when the ISS Progress 
> 23 cargo craft docked to the station in October. The antenna needs to 
> be retracted before the cargo craft is undocked from the complex in 
> April. Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin also will inspect systems to be used 
> by a new European Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo craft that is due 
> to fly to the station this summer. During the spacewalk, Expedition 
> 14 Flight Engineer Suni Williams will assist from inside the station.
>
> Coverage of the Feb. 22 spacewalk on NASA Television will begin at 3 
> a.m. CST. For NASA TV downlink, schedules and streaming video 
> information on the Web, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 
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> For more about the crew's activities and station sighting 
> opportunities on the Web, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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