[sarex] NASA Adds Two Days and a Fourth Spacewalk to Mission
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Mon Jun 11 21:10:08 PDT 2007
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> *NASA Adds Two Days and a Fourth Spacewalk to Mission*
> During a post-mission management briefing held at 8:00 PM EDT, John
> Shannon, chair of the Mission Management Team, announced NASA will
> extend the mission two extra days and add a fourth spacewalk to the
> *Astronauts Finish First STS-117 Spacewalk*
> Jim Reilly (left) and John 'Danny' Olivas conclude the June 11, 2007
> spacewalkImage above: Jim Reilly (left) and John "Danny" Olivas
> conclude the June 11, 2007 spacewalk. Image credit: NASA TV
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> Mission Specialists Jim Reilly and John “Danny” Olivas successfully
> completed tasks during STS-117’s first spacewalk to activate the
> International Space Station’s newest component.
> The 6-hour, 15-minute excursion concluded at 10:17 p.m. EDT..
> Reilly and Olivas went to work after the Starboard 3 and 4 (S3/S4)
> truss segment was installed onto the station. They made power, data
> and cooling connections between the station and the S3/S4. The
> spacewalkers also released locks and launch restraints on the
> segment’s solar arrays and prepared its radiator and rotary joint for
> The radiator was deployed during the spacewalk. The solar arrays will
> be unfurled Tuesday.
> STS-117 Pilot Lee Archambault and Expedition 15 Flight Engineer Oleg
> Kotov were at the controls of the station’s robotic arm during the
> spacewalk. STS-117 Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester coordinated
> the spacewalk.
> The start of the spacewalk and the attachment of the truss were
> delayed due to the saturation of the control moment gyros that control
> the attitude of the station. Flight controllers performed standard
> procedures to bring the CMGs back to normal operations.
> S3/S4 activation activities will continue during STS-117’s second
> spacewalk, slated to take place Wednesday afternoon.
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