NASA Television To Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk

HOUSTON -- Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk on
Wednesday, Aug. 3, to continue outfitting the Russian segment of the
International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the
spacewalk beginning at 9 a.m. CDT.

Expedition 28 Russian Flight Engineers Sergei Volkov and Alexander
Samokutyaev will install laser communications equipment and replace
experiments on the Zvezda service module. They also will retrieve a
rendezvous antenna, relocate a boom structure to aid future
spacewalks and deploy a small satellite equipped with an amateur
radio transmitter and a student-built experiment.

The duo will wear Russian Orlan spacesuits and will emerge from the
Pirs docking compartment airlock at about 9:30 a.m. The spacewalk
will be the third for Volkov, who performed two spacewalks as
Expedition 17 commander in 2008. This will be the first spacewalk for

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