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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

June 23, 2004
Space Station Spacewalk Set For Thursday
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is making the final preparations for their first spacewalk. The Expedition 9 crew, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and astronaut Mike Fincke, will make the six hour excursion tomorrow to restore power to a gyroscope that helps control the Station's orientation in orbit.

NASA TV will broadcast the spacewalk live starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT, June 24. The crew will exit the Station hatch at approximately 5:50 p.m. EDT.

NASA TV 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 to watch the spacewalk live on the Internet, visit:

A preview article on the spacewalk is available on the Internet at:


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