Monday, July 20, 2009

2nd Spacewalk completed

Although only the second of five spacewalks planned for mission STS-127, today's adventure was actually the 215th American spacewalk. Astronauts Dave Wolf and Tom Marshburn spent 6.5 hours on today's spacewalk.

While most of the public focused on the glorious past mission of Apollo 11 40 years ago, our brave astronauts continued their dangerous work on the world's outpost in space. The technology used in the robotic arms, the advanced spacesuits, the incredible television coverage, all adds up to the continuing saga of man's conquest of space. 

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