[sarex] EXP 14 Revved Up for Another Spacewalk
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Wed Feb 7 11:52:32 PST 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Revved Up for Another Spacewalk*
ISS014-E-13301 --- Sunita Williams participates in extravehicular
activity Image above: Suni Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer,
participates in the second of three spacewalks in nine days. Image
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Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams continue
to prepare for Thursday's excursion outside the International Space
Station. Using instructional aids, Lopez-Alegria and Williams configured
the required tools and gear, reviewed the updated spacewalk procedures
and held a space-to-ground conference with Houston specialists to
discuss details worked out in Mission Control.
On Tuesday, Williams began spacesuit battery charging in the U.S.
airlock, while Lopez-Alegria charged the digital camera system battery.
Pre-spacewalk medical checkups are also performed. The spacewalk will
begin around 9 a.m. EST and last an estimated 6 hours, 30 minutes.
By the end of the spacewalk Lopez-Alegria will be in second place for
the most spacewalk time by an American astronaut.
+ Read more about the spacewalks
+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>
+ Expedition 14 Mission Status Briefing Materials, Jan. 26, 2007
+ Read more about Expedition 14
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ View crew's daily timelines
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