- First Spacewalk of STS-132 Completed -
Monday, May 17, 2010
Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman and Stephen Bowen completed the first spacewalk of the STS-132 mission at 3:19pm EDT. They installed a second station space-to-ground Ku-band antenna and a spare parts platform on Dextre, the two-armed robotic Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator. The spacewalk lasted 7 hours, 25 minutes.
Reisman and Bowen began the spacewalk at 7:54am. Mission Specialist Michael Good and Pilot Tony Antonelli, the intravehicular officer, assisted the spacewalkers from inside the orbiting complex. Support for robotic arm operations was provided by Mission Specialist Piers Sellers and Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson.
Meanwhile, Commander Ken Ham was overseeing the activities and work on transfer of supplies to the station.