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August 13, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M14-135
NASA Television Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station will venture outside the orbiting outpost Monday, Aug. 18, for a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk -- the 181st in support of space station assembly and maintenance. NASA TV coverage will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Expedition 40 Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will exit the Pirs docking compartment airlock about 10 a.m. EDT to deploy a small Peruvian science satellite, and install and retrieve science experiments on the exterior of Russian station modules. This will be the second spacewalk for both cosmonauts.

Skvortsov will be designated as extravehicular (EV) crew member 1 and will wear the Orlan suit bearing red stripes. Artemyev will be designated as extravehicular EV-2 and will wear a suit with blue stripes.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
jbuck@nasa.gov

Dan Huot
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
daniel.g.huot@nasa.gov


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