NASA TV To Air Briefing Today On Early End To Spacewalk

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air a news conference today at 4:30 p.m. EDT to discuss this morning's spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The news conference will take place at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano were more than an hour into the spacewalk when Parmitano reported a buildup of water inside his helmet. Flight Director David Korth ended the spacewalk early at the 1-hour, 32-minute mark into the planned 6 1/2 hour excursion.

Participating in the post-spacewalk news conference will be:

  • Kenny Todd, Mission Management Team chairman
  • David Korth, NASA flight director
  • Karina Eversley, lead spacewalk officer

If media wish to participate in the briefing via the telephone, please call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 4:15 p.m. Phone lines are limited and will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

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

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit:




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