An egress into space to be performed by Mikhail Turin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia test cosmonaut) and Michael Lopez-Alegria (NASA astronaut) is being prepared by S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia. Per the International Space Station Expedition 14 (ISS-14) flight program, the EVA is slated to February 22, 2007.

The egress will be performed from Pirs docking compartment-module using the Russian Orlan-M spacesuits. The module egress hatch is planned to be open at 13:00 Moscow time. The estimated duration of the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) is about 6 hours.

The following operations will have to be performed on the ISS Russian Segment:

  • Releasing Progress M-58 Kurs antenna and transferring to a closed position;
  • Connecting the onboard neutron telescope hardware;
  • Replacing the external container of the ISS external environment monitoring system;
  • Installing two Yakor sites on Pirs airlock to secure cosmonauts in spacesuits;
  • Inspecting the satellite navigation system hardware and switching its RF connectors;
  • Completing activities on PCE antenna being used for European Transfer Vehicle (ATV) rendezvous and docking to the ISS;
  • Imagery of equipment and hardware, including the hardware intended for ATV rendezvous and docking.

Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut will provide an intravehicular support for the EVA operations.