Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Station Spacewalk proceding with No Issues

Now three and one-half hours into today's spacewalk on the Russian section of the space station, everything is going smoothly by Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov.

The spacewalk could wrap up earlier than planned due to their quick work 220 miles above earth.

Today's excursion is the 120th spacewalk at the space station in support of assembly and maintenance. It also began what will be a very busy next two weeks aboard the station as the Expedition 18 crew awaits Discovery's docking in three days and the start of four more spacewalks and the installation of a huge solar array assembly, too.

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