With an internal spacewalk from the International Space
Station in the offing, NASA mission managers will discuss the
Expedition Two crew’s recent and upcoming activities during a
Mission Status Briefing, Friday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Commander Yury Usachev and Flight Engineers Jim Voss and Susan
Helms continue to conduct tests of the recently delivered
Canadarm2 robotic arm in preparation for the launch of the
Joint Airlock aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis next month. They
also continue a variety of scientific experiments.

In addition, ISS Program officials have approved a June 8
internal spacewalk by Usachev and Voss, during which the two
spacewalkers will work inside the station with the hatch open
to reposition a docking mechanism in the Zvezda module’s
transfer compartment. This activity will be done in
preparation for the arrival of a Russian docking module later
this summer.

Participants in Friday’s briefing are space station Flight
Director Bob Castle and Increment Two Scientist John Uri.

The briefing, originating from NASA’s Johnson Space Center,
Houston, TX, will be carried live on NASA Television and will
offer question and answer capability from participating NASA

NASA Television is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85
degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a
frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.