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MEDIA ADVISORY M13-123

NASA Television to Broadcast Two Russian Spacewalks in August

NASA Television will provide live coverage as two Russian cosmonauts venture outside the International Space Station on spacewalks Friday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 22.

NASA TV coverage will begin at 10 a.m. EDT both days.

Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin will install equipment for the arrival of a new Russian module and begin preparations for the installation later this year of an optical telescope.

The two cosmonauts will exit the Pirs airlock at about 10:40 a.m. on Aug. 16 for a spacewalk scheduled to last about 6.5 hours. They plan to continue routing power and Ethernet cables for the future arrival of the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module, which will be launched aboard a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They also will install on the Poisk module a panel of experiments designed to collect data on the effects of the microgravity environment in low-Earth orbit..

The spacewalks will be the 172nd and 173rd in support of space station assembly and maintenance, the seventh and eighth of Yurchikhin’s career and the second and third for Misurkin. Yurchikhin will wear a Russian Orlan suit bearing red stripes, and Misurkin will wear a suit with blue stripes. Misurkin’s suit also will be equipped with a U.S. helmet camera to provide close up views of the work he will be performing outside the station.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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Russian EVA 34

Published on Aug 13, 2013
EVA Specialist Devan Bolch discusses Russian EVA 34 and Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin who will begin Friday's spacewalk at 10:40 a.m. EDT.

Their first task once they exit the Pirs docking compartment will be to deploy the Strela boom which is a portable, telescoping crane that can move gear and a spacewalker outside the station. They will use Strela to install connector panels and gap spanners outside the Zarya and Poisk modules.

Yurchikhin and Misurkin will also install the Vinoslivost experiment panel on Poisk which exposes different materials to the space environment. After that they will route and secure power and Ethernet cables outside Zarya and Poisk. Before reentering the space station and if time allows, the duo will stow the Strela boom.

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The cosmonauts are conducting their suit checkouts.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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    Expedition-36 - Russian spacewalk 34 Overview - August 16
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8433

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RS EVA-34 Timeline document is attached (4 pages).

• Installation of gap spanners SM – MRM2 and FGB – MRM2
• Installation of “VINOSLIVOST” space experiment panel #2
• Installation of MLM – ISS USOS power cables
• Installation of MLM – ISS USOS ETHERNET cable

Estimated Duration 6hrs 34mins

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/Russian_EVA_34_Timeline.pdf

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Really going to need all your help covering this one folks. I might just get time to write the article, but day job is in the way most of the day.

I'll think up special bonus prizes for those who provide more than one hour of coverage.

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Really going to need all your help covering this one folks. I might just get time to write the article, but day job is in the way most of the day.

I'll think up special bonus prizes for those who provide more than one hour of coverage.

I've got it until at least 3PM EDT.

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Really going to need all your help covering this one folks. I might just get time to write the article, but day job is in the way most of the day.

I'll think up special bonus prizes for those who provide more than one hour of coverage.

I've got it until at least 3PM EDT.

You're a legend! :)

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The EVA starts in a little over an hour.

Somebody please check if these notes are correct:

- UECC - Universal EVA Cable Carrier - carries the power cables that will be routed.
- СЭС-1 and СЭС-2 - connector pannels where the cosmonauts will connect the power cables.
- The ethernet cable won't be connected anywhere, just stowed on FGB GA (the docking adapter that connects to PMA-1)

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12 minutes into pre-breathe; 18 minutes left. Luca assisting with EVA prep.

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Leak checks successfully completed. The airlock hatch is tightly sealed.
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Alright, it's on! Coverage starting in a couple minutes.

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NASA TV coverage started now.
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