[sarex] Truss Work, Spacewalk Preps on Tap Today
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Mon Oct 29 03:55:23 PDT 2007
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*Truss Work, Spacewalk Preps on Tap Today*
Image Above: The station arm handed off the P6 truss structure to the
shuttle's arm. Image credit: NASA TV
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The Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crews are
using the station and shuttle robotic arms to move the P6 truss segment
and preparing for Tuesday’s spacewalk, the third of the mission. The
crews will also get some off duty time this morning.
The station robotic arm operators have handed off the P6 truss to the
shuttle robotic arm operators. The shuttle’s Canadarm will hand the P6
back over to the station’s Canadarm2 later this morning after Canadarm2
moves closer to the worksite. Canadarm2 will then install P6 to the P5
truss during the mission’s third spacewalk.
STS-120 Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock are
reviewing procedures and practicing techniques they will use during the
third spacewalk set to begin at 5:28 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Parazynski and
Wheelock will also conduct an overnight campout in the station’s airlock
to prepare for the spacewalk.
Shuttle and station crew members are also set to talk about their
mission from inside the Harmony node with ABC News, NBC News and CNN
News at 1:43 p.m.
+ STS-120 Mission Overview
+ Harmony Node 2
+ Space Shuttle Discovery
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