March 11, 2005

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4769

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111



NOTE TO EDITORS: #M05-036

NASA SETS SPACE STATION SPACEWALK BRIEFING & TV COVERAGE

The second and final spacewalk for the International Space Station crew is the subject of a 2 p.m. EST, Friday, March 18 media briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.

The news conference and the spacewalk will be carried live on NASA TV. Questions will be taken during the briefing from media at participating NASA centers. Briefing participants:

- Kirk Shireman, International Space Station Manager for Operations and Integration - Derek Hassmann, Expedition 10 Lead Spacewalk Flight Director - Scott Bleisath, Expedition 10 Lead Spacewalk Officer

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov will step outside the Station at approximately 1:30 a.m. EST, March 28. NASA TV coverage of the almost six-hour spacewalk begins at midnight EST.

NASA TV is available via satellite and on the Web in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. NASA TV is available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. The news conference will be available live on the Internet at: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA and the International Space Station on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov

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