[sarex] Spacewalkers Successfully Retract Antenna
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Thu Feb 22 07:10:23 PST 2007
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*Spacewalkers Successfully Retract Antenna*
Image above: Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria works to
retract the ISS Progress 23 antenna during the spacewalk on Feb. 22.
Image credit: NASA TV
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Station Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Commander Michael
Lopez-Alegria opened the airlock of the Pirs docking compartment at 5:27
a.m. EST to begin their spacewalk and have successfully retracted and
secured the balky antenna of the ISS Progress 23 cargo craft. The
antenna did not fully retract before the spacecraft docked Oct. 26. They
are also checking navigation systems in preparation for the summer
docking of a European cargo craft known as the Automated Transfer Vehicle.
Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin are conducting their increment’s fifth
spacewalk – a record for station crews.
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