dimanche 1 mars 2015

Astronauts Complete Successful Series of Spacewalks

ISS - Expedition 42 Mission patch.

March 1, 2015

Spacewalker Terry Virts works outside the Quest airlock. Image Credit: NASA TV

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore ended their spacewalk at 12:30 p.m. EST with the repressurization of the Quest airlock. Virts and Wilmore completed installing 400 feet of cable and several antennas associated with the Common Communications for Visiting Vehicles system known as C2V2.

International Space Station Astronauts Conduct Third Spacewalk in Eight Days

Boeing’s Crew Transportation System (CST)-100 and the SpaceX Crew Dragon will use the system in the coming years to rendezvous with the orbital laboratory and deliver crews to the space station. They completed one additional task to retrieve a bag to cover equipment on the outside of the station.

Spacewalker Terry Virts works on the Port 3 Truss to route cables. Image Credit: NASA TV

The 5-hour, 38-minute spacewalk was the third for Virts and the fourth for Wilmore. Virts has now spent 19 hours and 2 minutes outside during his three spacewalks. Wilmore now has spent 25 hours and 36 minutes in the void of space during his four excursions.

Image above: Astronaut Terry Virts completes boom and antenna installation work on the Port 3 Truss. Image Credit: NASA TV.

Crews have now spent a total of 1,171 hours and 29 minutes conducting space station assembly and maintenance during 187 spacewalks.

For more information about the International Space Station (ISS), visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: NASA/NASA TV.

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