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August 19, 2004

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-4769

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281/483-5111



NOTE TO EDITORS: #N04-125

NEXT STATION SPACEWALK THE FOCUS OF AUG. 27 BRIEFING

The final spacewalk scheduled for the current International Space Station (ISS) crew and an update on their activities will be the focus of a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday Aug. 27.

The Mission Status Briefing will originate from the Johnson Space Center, Houston, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television. Reporters also will be able to ask questions from participating NASA centers.

Now in the fifth month of their six-month mission, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke will venture outside the outpost for their fourth and final time on Sept. 3. Hatch opening is planned to take place at 12:50 p.m. EDT. The crew will continue outfitting the space station with navigation aids for next year's maiden arrival of the European Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo spacecraft.

The participants in the briefing will be: -- Mark Geyer, ISS Manager for Integration and Operations -- Matt Abbott, Expedition 9 Lead Flight Director -- Paul Boehm, Expedition 9 Lead EVA Officer

NASA Television is available in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. In Alaska and Hawaii, NASA Television is available on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, located at 137 degrees west longitude. Frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

The briefing also will be webcast live on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv



 

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