[sarex] Station Crew Set for Spacewalk Today
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Wed May 30 10:51:21 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov will begin an
almost six-hour spacewalk from the Pirs docking compartment airlock
today at about 2:20 p.m. EDT to install Service Module Debris Protection
(SMDP) panels on Zvezda and reroute a Global Positioning System antenna
Additional SMDP panels will be installed on a second spacewalk by
Yurchikhin and Kotov on June 6. During that spacewalk they also will
install a section of an Ethernet cable on the Zarya module and a Russian
experiment called Biorisk on Pirs.
Yurchikhin is the lead spacewalker, EV1. Kotov is EV2. Today's
spacewalk, in Russian Orlan suits, is the first for both.
NASA Television coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 1:30 p.m.
+ Read more about today's spacewalk
+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>
+ Expedition 15 Spacewalk Briefing Materials, May 23, 2007
+ Read more about the Progress 25 docking
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ View crew daily timelines
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