Two Space Station Spacewalks to be Broadcast on NASA TV


Two Space Station Spacewalks to be Broadcast on NASA TV

WASHINGTON — Astronauts and cosmonauts will perform dual spacewalks outward a International Space Station this month. NASA Television will promote both events live. Coverage of a initial will start during 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 20. Coverage of a second will start during 7 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.

The initial spacewalk, scheduled to start during 10:40 a.m., Aug. 20, will underline Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko of a Russian Federal Space Agency in Russian Orlan spacesuits. They will boyant outward a Pirs advancing cell airlock for a 6 1/2 hour spacewalk to immigrate a load bang from Pirs to a Zarya module, finish a designation of micrometeoroid waste shields on a Zvezda use procedure and muster a tiny scholarship satellite.

The second spacewalk, scheduled to start during 8:15 a.m., Aug. 30, will underline NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide. The twin will enclose U.S. extravehicular mobility section spacesuits for a initial U.S.-based spacewalk given Jul 2011. It will be a 6 1/2 hour outing designed to reinstate a inadequate energy send section on a station’s truss, supply energy cables for a attainment late subsequent year of a Russian laboratory module, and implement a thermal cover on a advancing port.

The spacewalks will be a 163rd and 164th in support of space hire public and maintenance. Padalka has conducted 8 prior spacewalks and will wear a fit temperament red stripes. Malenchenko has conducted 4 spacewalks and will wear blue stripes. For a U.S. spacewalk, Williams will wear a fit with red stripes for a fifth spacewalk in her career. Hoshide, wearing a fit with no stripes, will be conducting his initial spacewalk. He is a third Japanese wanderer in story to control a spacewalk.

International news media formulation to cover a U.S. spacewalk in-person during NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston contingency request for accreditation by contacting a Johnson newsroom during 281-483-5111 by 6 p.m., Aug. 21. U.S. media also might start their focus routine during this time. International accreditation for a initial spacewalk has closed.

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