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January 10, 2002

Kyle Herring
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4504)

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

Release: N02-04

NOTE TO EDITORS:

Expedition Four Spacewalk Live Coverage on NASA TV Jan. 14

The first spacewalk planned for the Expedition Four crew aboard the International Space Station will be covered on NASA Television, with commentary beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 14.

Russian Commander Yury Onufrienko and American Flight Engineer Carl Walz will exit the Pirs Docking Compartment at approximately 3:50 p.m. EST for a scheduled six-hour spacewalk, or Extravehicular Activity (EVA). The two will move a Russian cargo crane to the Zarya module of the complex for future assembly work. American Flight Engineer Dan Bursch will operate the Canadarm2 robotic arm from inside the space station and act as spacewalk choreographer.

Up to three more spacewalks are planned during the five-month Expedition Four mission. The next is scheduled for Jan. 25 by Onufrienko and Bursch to continue the external outfitting of the Zvezda Service Module.

NASA TV is 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.

Additional information about the International Space Station and Expedition Four is available on the Internet at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov
 

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