Sunday, November 22, 2009

Watch Final Spacewalk Monday Morning Live... On NASA TV

Watch Third and Final Scheduled Spacewalk

Monday Morning Live on NASA TV

Show starts at 7:18am

Spacewalkers "Camping Out" to Prepare for Final Excursion

Originally posted at 6:07pm CST

Sunday, November 22, 20009


STS-129 Mission Specialists Randy Bresnik and Robert Satcher Jr., set to perform the third and final spacewalk of the mission Monday, are spending the night in the Quest airlock as part of the overnight “campout” procedure that helps purge nitrogen from their bloodstreams, preventing decompression sickness once they move out into the vacuum of space.


The International Space Station crew began its sleep shift at 5:58 p.m. EST, and the shuttle crew headed to bed a half hour later. Both crews are set to wake up Monday at 2:28 a.m.

The spacewalk is slated to begin at 7:18am


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Post Update:
Monday morning - 8:40am CST
Astronauts Performing Final STS-129 Spacewalk
Mission Specialists Randy Bresnik and Robert Satcher Jr. began their mission's final spacewalk at 8:24 a.m. EST. They will transfer an oxygen filled High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) from the EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 2, or ELC2, located on the starboard truss, to a spot on the outside of the Quest Airlock. The tank will be used to replenish atmosphere lost when spacewalkers enter and exit the station.
While Satcher is relocating the HPGT, Bresnik will install the seventh Materials International Space Station Experiment, or MISSE 7. This is the most advanced of the MISSE payloads to date and will be the first to receive power directly from the station and use the station’s communication system to send commands and downlink real-time data.
On Sunday, Bresnik told the flight controllers his new daughter, Abigail Mae Bresnik, had been born in Houston at 11:04 p.m. CST Saturday. He said his wife Rebecca and new daughter, 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches long, were doing well. Bresnik got the news by private phone patch through mission control shortly after the crew was awakened.


1:10pm CST.

Third STS-129 Spacewalk Complete

The third and final spacewalk of the STS-129 mission was completed Monday at 2:06pm EST...

(Another job well done, Randy and Robert!!!)


With all the STS-129 Spacewalks now complete... Keep up with the latest mission info at links below...

Read Latest News and Updates


Watch Spacewalk/Mission LIVE

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STS-129: Interactive Mission Timeline

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GOD SPEED to the Crew of STS-129 Atlantis...

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