[sarex] Thermal Blanket Repair,
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Fri Jun 15 07:31:45 PDT 2007
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*Thermal Blanket Repair, Vent Installation on Tap Today*
Image above: The partially retracted solar array on the Port 6 truss.
Image credit: NASA TV
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STS-117 Mission Specialists Jim Reilly and Danny Olivas will tackle
separate tasks today when they begin the mission’s third spacewalk.
Olivas’ first task of the spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 1738 UTC, is
the repair of a thermal blanket that is out of position on space shuttle
Atlantis. Working from the end of the Atlantis’ robot arm, he will tuck
the blanket back position and then staple it back into position on the
left orbital maneuvering system pod.
Meanwhile, Reilly will install a hydrogen vent on the International
Space Station’s Destiny Laboratory. The vent is for a new oxygen
The duo will then go to the top of the station’s Port (P6) truss to
assist in the retraction of a solar array. Over a two-day period the
crew has folded most of the array bays. A future shuttle crew will
relocate the P6 to the end of the Port 5 truss.
If time allows, Reilly and Olivas will tackle other tasks outside the
station. The spacewalk is scheduled to last 6½ hours.
Mission Specialist Pat Forrester will coordinate today’s spacewalk
activities. Pilot Lee Archambault and Steve Swanson are the robot arm
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