Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spacewalk 2 Concludes; #3 set for Saturday

SLN: Up to the Minute, I'm Charles Atkeison. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Shane Kimbrough have now entered & closed the hatch of the Qwest airlock concluding today's second spacewalk of the STS-126 mission.

The duo spent six hours, 45 minutes of spacewalking, exiting the station's airlock at 12:58 pm ET and ingressing the airlock at 7:43 pm. Total spacewalking time for STS-126 is 13 hrs, 37 minutes.
Spacewalk #3 is planned for early Saturday afternoon EST with mission specialists Piper and Bowen. It will include mostly Solar Array Rotary Joint bearing cleaning and lubing with a dry grease gun.

At an MET+ 6 days and counting, this is

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