[sarex] Crew Conducting Spacewalk,
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*Crew Conducting Spacewalk*
Expedition 15 spacewalk
Image above: Flight Engineer Clay Anderson exits the airlock at the
start of today's spacewalk. Image credit: NASA TV
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Two International Space Station crew members have begun a spacewalk that
includes removal and jettison of a refrigerator-size ammonia reservoir.
The scheduled 6½-hour spacewalk from the Quest Airlock began at 6:24
a.m. EDT Monday.
Astronaut Clay Anderson is the lead spacewalker, EV1, wearing the
spacesuit with red stripes. Fyodor Yurchikhin, the cosmonaut and station
commander, wearing the all-white suit, is EV2. Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov is
in the U.S. laboratory Destiny to operate the Canadarm2.
+ Read more about the spacewalk
+ Expedition 15 Mission Status Briefing Materials, July 18, 2007
After the spacewalk, a docked Progress 25 cargo craft will fire its
thrusters raising the International Space Station’s orbit. This reboost,
along with a reboost performed Friday, provides the proper phasing for
an upcoming Progress 26 launch and docking. Today's Progress firing also
clears the station after the Early Ammonia Servicer is jettisoned and
provides flight day three rendezvous opportunities when space shuttle
Endeavour arrives on mission STS-118.
The Progress 24 cargo craft will undock from the Pirs docking
compartment on Aug. 1 and burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Progress 26
is scheduled for launch on Aug. 2 and will reach the station on Aug. 5.
Two days later on Aug. 7, space shuttle Endeavour is targeted for launch
with a station rendezvous and docking planned for Aug. 9.
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ View crew daily timelines
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