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STS-113 MCC Status Report #06

Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

STS-113 MCC Status Report #06 
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002  8:30 a.m. CST 
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas 

The crew of Endeavour was awakened at 7:26 a.m. to begin a day that will
see the installation of the Port One (P1) truss onto the International
Space Station. The P1 is the third such truss to be installed on the
station this year and is one of 11 truss segments that will make up the
station's final Integrated Truss Structure. 

Beginning around 9:20 a.m., Endeavour Commander Jim Wetherbee will use
the shuttle's robotic arm to lift the P1 truss from the cargo bay, then
hand it off to the station's robotic arm. Expedition Six Commander Ken
Bowersox and Expedition Five NASA ISS Science Officer Peggy Whitson will
fly the station's robotic arm. Bowersox and Whitson will position the P1
for installation around 1 p.m. 

About 2:20 p.m., after remotely-operated bolts have secured the P1 truss
to the station's central Starboard Zero (S0) truss segment. Mission
Specialists Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington will exit the
station's Quest airlock to begin the first of the mission's three
spacewalks. Lopez-Alegria will start by making connections between the P1
and the S0 while Herrington releases launch restraints on the Crew and
Equipment Translation Aid cart. Lopez-Alegria also will install Spool
Positioning Devices onto the station. Both spacewalkers will then remove
a drag link on the P1 that served as a launch restraint. 

The final major task of the 6½-hour spacewalk is the installation by both
spacewalkers of a Wireless video system External Transceiver Assembly
(WETA) onto the Unity module. The WETA will be used to support helmet
camera communications from future spacewalkers. 

Endeavour Pilot Paul Lockhart will coordinate the spacewalk from the
flight deck of the shuttle. During the spacewalk, the Expedition Five
crew - Commander Valery Korzun, Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei
Treschev - will continue handover discussions with the Expedition Six
crew - Bowersox, NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit and Flight Engineer
Nikolai Budarin. 

The next STS-113 mission status report will be issued Tuesday evening.

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