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Friday, October 26, 2007

STS-120 DISCOVERY Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock Go On 1st Spacewalk Today

STS-120 DISCOVERY Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock Go On 1st Spacewalk
Friday, October 26, 2007
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SPACEWALK Was LIVE This Morning
On NASA TELEVISION

About Photo: STS-120 Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock rides the station's robotic arm into Discovery's payload bay.
Image Credit: NASA TV.
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Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock wrapped up STS-120’s first spacewalk at 12:16 p.m. EDT. During the 6-hour, 14-minute excursion, the STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews successfully installed the Harmony module in a temporary location on the International Space Station and prepared the P6 truss for its relocation.

Parazynski and Wheelock removed and stowed the S-band Antenna Structural Assembly which is being returned to Earth on Discovery. Next, they secured a Payload and Data Grapple Fixture onto Harmony that could not be in place during launch, removed contamination covers and disconnected the power cables linking Harmony to Discovery.

When the spacewalkers’ preparations were complete, the station robotic arm operators removed Harmony from the payload bay and moved it to its position on Unity. Meanwhile, the spacewalkers prepared the P6 truss for its relocation.

The first spacewalk of STS-120 began at 6:02 a.m. Mission Specialist Paolo Nespoli coordinated spacewalk activities. Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Clay Anderson and Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Daniel Tani were at the controls of the station’s Canadian-built robotic arm.
Info from NASA Website

Four more spacewalks are scheduled for STS-120
* 2nd Spacewalk Scheduled for Sunday *
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1st Spacewalk begin at: 6:02 am EDT
And concluded at 12:16 pm EDT
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* Read the latest updates on Flight and Spacewalks HERE .

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ENJOY!!!
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* STS-120 Interactive Timeline - Click Here *

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I’ll be posting on all the space walks over the next few days so check back...
GOD SPEED to the Crew of STS-120 DISCOVERY...
AubreyJ.........

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