venerdì 12 febbraio 2010

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First STS-130 Spacewalk Complete

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:50:44 AM GMT+0100

Spacewalkers Bob Behnken and Nicholas Patrick completed a 6-hour, 32-minute spacewalk at 3:49 a.m. EST.

The spacewalking pair finished all their assigned work and some get-ahead tasks. The Tranquility node and cupola were robotically maneuvered from Endeavour’s payload bay then installed onto the port side of the Unity node. Tranquility’s hatch is scheduled to be opened at about 9:14 p.m. tonight.

This was the first of three STS-130 spacewalks, the 231st conducted by U.S. astronauts, the fourth for Behnken and the first for Patrick. It was the 138th in support of International Space Station assembly and maintenance, totaling 861 hours, 34 minutes. It was the 110th spacewalk out of the space station, totaling 674 hours, 19 minutes.

NASA Television will air a Mission Status Briefing at 5:30 a.m. with STS-130 Lead Space Station Flight Director Bob Dempsey and STS-130 Lead Spacewalk Officer Art Thomason.

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