[sarex] Station Crew Conducting Spacewalk
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Wed May 30 14:35:54 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Station Crew Conducting Spacewalk*
Image above: Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov (left) rides on end of the
Strela crane with a bundle of debris panels as Commander Fyodor
Yurchikhin operates the controls. Image credit: NASA TV
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Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov began an
almost six-hour spacewalk from the Pirs docking compartment airlock
around at 3:05 p.m. EDT today to install Service Module Debris
Protection (SMDP) panels on Zvezda and reroute a Global Positioning
System antenna cable. The start of the spacewalk was delayed by about 45
minutes as the crew resolved issues with the communication system.
Additional SMDP panels will be installed on a second spacewalk by
Yurchikhin and Kotov on June 6. During that spacewalk they also will
install a section of an Ethernet cable on the Zarya module and a Russian
experiment called Biorisk on Pirs.
Yurchikhin is the lead spacewalker, EV1. Kotov is EV2. Today's
spacewalk, in Russian Orlan suits, is the first for both.
Live coverage of the spacewalk is available on NASA TV.
+ Read more about today's spacewalk
+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>
+ Expedition 15 Spacewalk Briefing Materials, May 23, 2007
+ Read more about the Progress 25 docking
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ View crew daily timelines
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