Wednesday, August 15, 2007
About Photo: (August 11, 2007) The Canadarm2 (center) and solar array panel wings on the International Space Station are featured in this image photographed by a crewmember during the mission's first planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA) while Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-118) was docked with the station. The blackness of space and Earth's horizon provide the backdrop for the scene.
Image Credit: NASA
STS-118 crew members will prepare for future International Space Station assembly when they conduct the mission’s third spacewalk. The excursion, scheduled to begin at 11:01 a.m. EDT, will be conducted by STS-118 Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio and Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Clay Anderson. The spacewalking duo will prepare the Port 6 (P6) truss and its solar arrays for relocation from atop of the station to the end of the Port 5 truss when STS-120 visits later this year....
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Today's spacewalk is slated to begin at 11:01am EDT and last around 6.5 hours. This will be the third of four scheduled spacewalks to take place at the station.
Note: The spacewalk officially began today at 10:37pm EDT Read the latest updates on Flight and Spacewalks HERE
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UPDATE: Flight controllers decided just before 3pm EDT to end today’s spacewalk early because of damage to the outer layer of one of Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio’s gloves. Even though there was no threat to his safety, the decision was made as a precaution.
Up to that point, Mastracchio and Flight Engineer Clay Anderson were about an hour ahead of schedule and had completed the major tasks of the spacewalk. Mastracchio ended his portion of the spacewalk about 3 p.m. and Anderson wrapped up at 4:05 p.m.
(Info and video courtesy of NASA)
Note: I’ll be posting on all the spacewalks over the next few days so check back...
GOD SPEED to the Crew of STS-118 ENDEAVOUR...