[sarex] Spacewalkers Go to Work to Expand Station
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Fri Oct 26 07:34:08 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Spacewalkers Go to Work to Expand Station*
26 OCTOBER 2007
STS-120 Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock kicked
off STS-120’s first spacewalk at 6:02 a.m. EDT to prepare Harmony for
removal from Discovery’s payload bay. The excursion is scheduled to wrap
up at about 12:32 p.m.
Mission Specialist Paolo Nespoli is the spacewalk coordinator, assisting
the spacewalkers with their tasks from inside the spacecraft. Mission
Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Clay Anderson and Expedition 16 Flight
Engineer Daniel Tani are at the controls of the station’s Canadian-built
The spacewalkers have removed and stowed the S-band Antenna Structural
Assembly. They also secured a Payload and Data Grapple Fixture onto
Harmony that could not be in place during launch, removed contamination
covers and disconnected the power cables linking Harmony to Discovery.
The station robotic arm operators are removing Harmony from the payload
bay and will move it toward its position on Unity. Meanwhile, the
spacewalkers are preparing the P6 truss for its relocation.
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