[sarex] Fourth Spacewalk Pushed Back to Saturday
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Thu Nov 1 02:39:43 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Fourth Spacewalk Pushed Back to Saturday*
1 November 2007
Image Above: Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski works outside the
International Space Station during the third spacewalk of the STS-120
mission. Image credit: NASA
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Friday’s spacewalk, already pushed back from Thursday, has been pushed
back again one more day to Saturday. The shuttle and station crews will
continue spacewalk preparations, transfer activities and enjoy some
off-duty time today.
The spacewalk preparations include studying procedures, building tools
and resizing a spacesuit glove. Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and
Doug Wheelock will conduct the excursion.
Parazynski will ride the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, the shuttle’s
robotic arm extension, attached to the station’s robotic arm to access a
damaged solar array. Wheelock will provide guidance to the arm operators
while they are maneuvering Parazynski.
The International Space Station Program changed the priority of the
fourth spacewalk from inspection of a rotary joint to repair of a solar
A fifth spacewalk planned to occur during the STS-120 mission has been
pushed back until after Discovery leaves.
+ View images of P6 4B solar array from Mission Status Briefing
+ STS-120 Mission Overview
+ Harmony Node 2
+ Space Shuttle Discovery
More information about the SAREX