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

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

June 17, 2004
NASA Previews Next Spacewalk
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to become space-age electricians. The Expedition 9 crew, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and astronaut Mike Fincke, will perform a spacewalk next week to restore power to a gyroscope that helps control the Station's orientation in orbit.

ISS program leaders will discuss the spacewalk with the media Monday at 2 p.m. EDT from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA TV, with two-way question and answer capability at participating NASA centers.


– – Mike Suffredini, ISS Manager for Integration and Operations
– – Matt Abbott, Expedition 9 Lead Flight Director
– – John Curry, ISS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Flight Director
– – Paul Boehm, Expedition 9 Lead EVA Officer

NASA TV will broadcast the EVA 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 Television 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 EVA live webcast, visit:


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