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October 11, 2001

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

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

Release: N01-54

NASA TV Covers Second Space Station Spacewalk

NASA Television will provide coverage of the second of three spacewalks aboard the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 15, beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

Expedition Three Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin will venture outside the newly outfitted Pirs Docking Compartment for the second time in two weeks and make their way to the nearby Zvezda Service Module to install a series of experiments to study the impacts of long-term exposure to the harsh environment of space.

During the spacewalk, Expedition Commander Frank Culbertson will monitor and help choreograph the work of his Russian colleagues and will provide television views of their activities from inside the outpost.

Culbertson and Dezhurov are scheduled to perform a third spacewalk Nov. 5 to complete outfitting the Pirs, which serves as both a docking port for future Russian vehicles arriving at the space outpost, and as an airlock for Russian segment spacewalks.

NASA Television 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.


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