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ISS-EXP 6 SPACEWALK



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Today, astronauts Don Pettit and Ken Bowersox will spend 6.5 hours
walking
in space outside the ISS.  Their task: routine maintenance and
construction of the growing space station.  In this story, Pettit
describes the slow and meticulous preparations that come before any
space
walk.  "In sci-fi movies, astronauts can quickly don their spacesuits.
In
short order they're out the door and into the vacuum of space. They
always
seem to be in a hurry to chase bad guys or alien monsters. But if we
were
chasing bad guys, I am afraid they would be well into hyperspace by
now."
 
FULL STORY:
http://science.nasa.gov/ppod/y2003/08apr_spacewalk.htm
 

Home page: http://science.nasa.gov


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