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Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

RELEASE : J05-050
NASA Announces Space Station Spacewalk Briefing and TV Coverage
The first spacewalk for the Expedition 12 space station crew is the subject of a 2 p.m. EST media briefing on Thursday, Nov. 3 from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. It will air live on NASA TV with questions taken from media at participating NASA centers.


  • Pete Hasbrook, Increment 12 Manager
  • Sally Davis, Lead Expedition 12 Flight Director
  • Anna Jarvis, Expedition 12 Extravehicular Activity Officer
  • Julie Robinson ISS Program Science Representative
Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev space walk on Nov. 7. The 5.5 hour event begins about 9:30 a.m. EST and airs live on NASA TV beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST. It is the first spacewalk in U.S. spacesuits from the Quest Joint Airlock since April 2003.

The crew has two primary tasks. They will install a camera on the port side of the station's horizontal truss structure and remove an old experiment from the solar array truss on top of the facility. If time permits, they may remove faulty hardware and prepare for future work outside the station.

NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For digital downlink information for each NASA TV channel and access to NASA TV's Public Channel on the Web, visit:

For information about the station on the Web, visit:

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