Tuesday, November 18, 2008

LIVE - Endeavour Astronauts Spacewalk

SLN: Up to the Minute, I'm Charles Atkeison. SpaceLaunchNews.com is providing Live coverage of todays six hour spacewalk. [Tune in now via the link at the top, right column]

Two of Endeavour's astronauts are take a space stroll around the international space station in an effort to support station construction.

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Steve Bowen began today's spacewalk at 1:09 pm ET, about 40 minutes ahead of schedule. First up will be the removal of an empty nitrogen tank from the station, and placement in the shuttle's payload bay. Later, a Flex Hose Rotary Coupler which will pump ammonia coolant between space station radiators and trusses, will be installed.

Stay tune for new updates during the spacewalk. At an STS-126 MET+ 3 days, 17 hrs, 20 minutes, this is spacelaunchnews.com.

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