Saturday, November 03, 2007

STS-120 DISCOVERY Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock Go On 4th Spacewalk

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Saturday, November 03, 2007
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Watch 4th SPACEWALK Live
this Saturday morning

Animation of Array Repair
Image Credit: NASA
You got to click out this EVA 4 Animation Video
(It shows in part what is going to happen in 4th spacewalk -- Dangerous but nevertheless... COOL STUFF!)
HERE to view - Video by NASA

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Friday evening: The STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews have completed the configuration of the suits and tools that will be used during Saturday’s spacewalk. In addition, they have completed the robotic arm tasks that were part of the spacewalk preparations. The space station robotic arm grappled and handed off the shuttle’s arm extension, the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, or OBSS, to the shuttle robotic arm for overnight parking. The OBSS will provide support for Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski on the spacewalk, the fourth of the mission.

Parazynski and Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock will conduct the excursion, which is slated to kick off at 6:28 a.m. EDT Saturday. Parazynski will repair a torn solar array while suspended from the boom attached to the space station’s robotic arm, and Wheelock will assist from the station’s truss. Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson and Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Dan Tani will be operating the station’s robotic arm from the robotic work station inside the Destiny laboratory. Mission Specialist Paolo Nespoli will be the spacewalk coordinator.

Info from NASA Website.
* 4th Spacewalk officially began at 6:03 am EDT
and wrap up at 1:22 pm EDT

Today’s mission lasted for a total of 7-hour, 19-minutes
Update on today’s mission:
11:30am EDT
Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock have successfully repaired the torn solar array this morning. The crew inside then fully deployed the array which was also a success.
Great work Ladies and Gentlemen!!!
Not let’s get them back inside safe and sound...

1:30pm EDT
* Spacewalk is now officially over

Note: After Saturday's Spacewalk...
Discovery STS-120 has NO MORE Spacewalks scheduled
* Today was the last spacewalk for STS-120 DISCOVERY - The shuttle’s crew will now start preparing to leave the station. They will close the hatch between the shuttle and the station at 1:43 p.m. EST on Sunday, after interviews with European media, off-duty time, and farewells. Discovery is scheduled to undock from the Space Station Monday morning. *
* Read the latest updates on Flight/Spacewalks HERE

Watch Spacewalks/Mission LIVE at NASA TELEVISION....

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I’ll be posting on STS-120 DISCOVERY’s landing too so check back!
And again I say...
GOD SPEED to the Crew of STS-120 DISCOVERY... .


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