[sarex] Briefing to Preview Space Station Spacewalks

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Thu May 17 10:31:52 PDT 2007


Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston

    May 16, 2007

NASA Sets Briefing to Preview Space Station Spacewalks

HOUSTON - NASA will preview a pair of International Space Station 
spacewalks during a briefing at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, May 23. The 
briefing from Johnson Space Center, Houston, will air live on NASA 
Television. Questions will be taken from media at participating NASA 
sites. Reporters should call their preferred NASA center to confirm its 

For the spacewalks on May 30 and June 6, Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor 
Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov will wear Russian Orlan 
spacesuits. They will install orbital debris protection panels on the 
Zvezda Service Module and replace experiments on the hull of Zvezda. 
Flight Engineer Suni Williams remain inside and monitor station systems.

Participants in the briefing are:
- Kirk Shireman, deputy International Space Station program manager
- Bob Dempsey, Expedition 15 lead flight director
- Heather Rarick, International Space Station spacewalk flight director
- Daryl Schuck, Expedition 15 lead spacewalk officer

The May 30 spacewalk will begin at 1:20 p.m. NASA TV coverage will begin 
at 12:30 p.m. The start time for the June 6 spacewalk has yet to be 
determined. For NASA TV downlink, schedules and streaming video 
information, visit:


For more information about the crew's activities and station sighting 
opportunities, visit:


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