Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Spacewalk Wraps; Mission Management Pleased

SLN: Up to the Minute, I'm Charles Atkeison. The first of four planned mission STS-126 spacewalks wrapped just minutes ago, and according to mission control at the Johnson Space Center, the crew "were champs".

Today's six hour and 52 minute walk in space began with two issues early on, [a grease gun discharged inside a tool bag then said bag floated off into space] however, team work by astronauts Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper [above] and Steve Bowen kept the spacewalk ahead of schedule.

"You all were champs. You rolled with the punches and made it all happen ahead of the timeline", stated mission control to the astronauts recently.

This was the 115th space station spacewalk during the past ten years, which now totals nearly 726 hours outside the station.

The second spacewalk is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at 1:45pm ET, with Stefanyshyn-Piper and Shane Kimbrough.

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