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Oct. 1, 2001

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Release: N01-51

Pirs Space Station Spacewalk Briefing Set for Oct. 4

The Expedition Three crew's preparations for the first spacewalk staged from the new Russian docking compartment and airlock on the International Space Station are among the topics scheduled to be discussed during a mission status briefing, now set for Thursday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. EDT from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The crew members, American Commander Frank Culbertson and Russian cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, are in the eighth week of their four-month mission.

Much of crew's work in the upcoming week will focus on a four-hour spacewalk scheduled for Oct. 8 to connect electrical and data cables between the Russian docking compartment, known as Pirs, and the Zvezda Service Module. Two additional spacewalks are scheduled for Oct. 14 and Nov. 5.

Participants in the briefing will include: * Mark Ferring, ISS Lead Stage Flight Director * Melissa Gard, Expedition Three Increment Manager * Glenda Laws, Expedition Three EVA Officer * John Uri, Expedition Three Increment Scientist

The briefing will be broadcast on NASA Television, available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.

Media wishing to participate in the briefing should contact the NASA center from which they wish to participate to determine accreditation procedures.

 

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