NASA TV to Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16

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NASA TV to Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16

HOUSTON — Two cosmonauts will control a six-hour spacewalk Thursday, Feb. 16, to continue outfitting a International Space Station. NASA Television will promote a spacewalk commencement during 7:45 a.m. CST.

Expedition 30 Russian Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will pierce one of a dual Strela cranes from a Pirs advancing cell to start scheming for a deputy subsequent year with a new laboratory and advancing module. The 46-foot derrick will be relocated to a Poisk procedure for destiny public and upkeep work. The twin also will implement 5 waste shields on a Zvezda use procedure and, if time permits, a tiny examination on a brazen territory of a module, an examination representation container on Poisk and support struts on a Pirs ladder.

Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan suits temperament blue stripes and versed with NASA helmet cameras. They will emerge from a Pirs airlock during about 8:15 a.m.

This spacewalk will be a 162nd in support of space hire public and maintenance. The final spacewalk occurred Aug. 3, 2011. For Kononenko, it will be his third spacewalk following dual in Jul 2008 during Expedition 17. His dual prior spacewalks lasted a sum of 12 hours and 12 minutes. It will be Shkaplerov’s initial spacewalk and a usually one scheduled during Expedition 30.

Because of a plcae of a activities, Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Russian Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin will be removed in their Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft, that is trustworthy to a Poisk module, for a generation of a spacewalk. NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers will be giveaway to pierce about a U.S. shred of a complex. Their Soyuz TMA-03M is trustworthy to a Rassvet module.

For NASA TV streaming video, report and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For some-more information about a International Space Station and a crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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