Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ISS Spacewalk complete

Cosmonaut outside the Russian Pirs Docking module.

The 147th spacewalk maintaining and assembling the ISS is now in the recordbooks. Cosmonauts FyodorYurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko spent six hours and 42 minutes in the vacuum of space installing command and data cables outside several modules, and more specifically, adapting the Rassvet module to handle the automatic docking sequence of the Russian Progress supply ships.

The next Expedition 24 spacewalk is scheduled for August 5th in preparation for the mission of STS-123.

There was a quick moment of "OOPS" during this spacewalk, as the monitors caught a cable clamp and another small object get away from the spacewalkers and float off into space.

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