Briefing Set to Preview Two Spacewalks from Space Station

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Briefing Set to Preview Two Spacewalks from Space Station

WASHINGTON — NASA will preview a span of spacewalks involving U.S., Russian and Japanese organisation members aboard a International Space Station during 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 14. The lecture will be promote on NASA Television from a agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston with media questions taken from other participating NASA locations.

The briefers are:
— Dina Contella, Expedition 32 lead moody executive
— Kieth Johnson, lead U.S. spacewalk officer

Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko of a Russian Federal Space Agency have a total 12 spacewalks between them. They are scheduled to try outward a Pirs airlock Monday, Aug. 20, for a six-hour spacewalk. The twin will implement waste shields on a Zvezda use procedure and pierce a telescoping load derrick from Pirs to a Zarya module.

Flight Engineer Sunita Williams of NASA, a maestro of 4 spacewalks on a prior hire mission, and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are scheduled to control a 6 1/2-hour spacewalk Thursday, Aug. 30. The spacewalk will concentration on replacing a inadequate energy routing section on a station’s constrict and using cables for an arriving Russian laboratory module. Hoshide’s initial spacewalk will be a third for Japanese astronauts. This spacewalk will be a initial formed from a Quest airlock given Jul 2011.

To attend in a briefings by telephone, media member contingency call a Johnson newsroom 15 mins before any briefing. Priority will be given to reporters participating in person; questions by phone will be taken as time permits.

For NASA TV downlink information, present schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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