[sarex] Astronauts Gear Up for Second Spacewalk
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Fri Feb 2 11:38:03 PST 2007
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*Astronauts Gear Up for Second Spacewalk*
ISS014E13070 : Sunita Williams conducts spacewalk Image above: Astronaut
Sunita L. Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer, uses a pistol grip
tool as she participates in the first of three spacewalks in nine days
on the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA
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Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams are
preparing for the second of an unprecedented series of spacewalks Sunday
at 9 a.m. EST. Some of the tasks planned for this excursion are similar
to those of the first spacewalk on Wednesday: reconfiguring the second
of two cooling loops for the Destiny module, securing the aft radiator
of the P6 truss after retraction and preparing the obsolete Early
Ammonia Servicer for removal this summer.
Live NASA TV coverage of Sunday's spacewalk begins at 8 a.m.
At the conclusion of the third spacewalk from the Quest airlock on Feb.
8 and a Russian spacewalk planned for Feb. 22, Lopez-Alegria will have
completed his 10th spacewalk, an astronaut record. Williams will have a
total of four, the most ever by a woman.
+ Read more about the spacewalks
+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>
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