NASA Audio File

STS-131 Preflight Spacewalk Overview Briefing
Excerpts from a news briefing held at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, on Mar. 9.

The STS-131 mission of space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew will deliver a multi-purpose logistics module filled with science racks to be transferred to laboratories on the International Space Station. STS-131 also will feature three spacewalks. Discovery and its seven-member crew commanded by Alan Poindexter is targeted for an Apr. 5 liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Center Contact: James Hartsfield, 281-483-5111
HQ Contact: John Yembrick, 202-358-1100
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David Coan, STS-131 Lead Spacewalk Officer

Cut 1 (:026):--"Rick Mastracchio will be our EV 1 wearing the red stripe, this is actually his third space flight he has done 3 EVA’s before on STS-118, EV 2 wearing the white stripe we be Clay Anderson, he has also done 3 EVA’s he was an Expedition 15 crew member, so this will be his second flight, and he actually did two EVA’s with the STS-118 crew. So Rick and Clay are very experienced crew member and actually experience in doing EVA’s together."
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