The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to become space-age electricians. The Expedition 9 crew, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and astronaut Mike Fincke, will perform a spacewalk next week to restore power to a gyroscope that helps control the Station's orientation in orbit.
ISS program leaders will discuss the spacewalk with the media Monday at 1 p.m. CDT from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA TV, with two-way question and answer capability at participating NASA centers.
-- Mike Suffredini, ISS Manager for Integration and Operations
-- Matt Abbott, Expedition 9 Lead Flight Director
-- John Curry, ISS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Flight Director
-- Paul Boehm, Expedition 9 Lead EVA Officer
NASA TV will broadcast the EVA live starting at 3:30 p.m. CDT, June 24. The crew will exit the Station hatch at approximately 4:50 p.m. CDT.
NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical. Audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV and EVA live webcast, visit:
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