[sarex] Fourth Spacewalk Successful; Undocking Ahead
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*Fourth Spacewalk Successful; Undocking Ahead*
3 November 2007
Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock successfully
repaired a torn solar array Saturday during STS-120’s fourth spacewalk.
The 7-hour, 19-minute excursion wrapped up at 1:22 p.m. EDT.
Parazynski rode the station’s robotic arm up to the damaged area of the
array. After reaching the area of the damage, Parazynski installed the
cufflinks that were built by the crew. Once the five cufflinks were in
place, the crew inside then deployed the array half a bay at a time
until the array was fully deployed.
With that task behind them, the shuttle’s crew will prepare to leave the
station. They will close the hatch between the shuttle and the station
at 1:13 p.m. EST on Sunday, after a light day of interviews with
European media, off-duty time, and farewells. Discovery is scheduled to
undock from the station Monday morning.
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