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ISS CREW CONDUCTING SPACEWALK



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


  	*Station Crew Conducting Spacewalk*

  Image above: Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, as seen through 
Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria's helmet camera, assists with a task 
during the spacewalk. Image credit: NASA TV

TO VIEW PICTURE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

The first of three spacewalks in nine days by Commander Michael 
Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Sunita Williams began today at 10:14 
a.m. EST. Tasks scheduled for today's six-hour, 30-minute excursion 
include reconfiguring one of two cooling loops for the Destiny module, 
rearranging electrical connections and securing and covering the 
starboard radiator of the P6 truss after retraction.

+ Read more about the spacewalk 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_eva6.html>
+ Watch spacewalk live on NASA TV 
<http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>

Lopez-Alegria and Williams completed preparations for the spacewalk on 
Tuesday, checking out the tools they will use during the spacewalk and 
conducting a final review of procedures with specialists in Mission 
Control, Houston.

The pair "camped out" in the Quest airlock overnight to minimize 
preparation time this morning. The reduced air pressure in the airlock 
protects against decompression sickness as spacewalkers go to the even 
lower pressure in the spacesuits for the spacewalk.

On Monday, Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, assisted by 
Flight Engineer Suni Williams, swore in 16 sailors aboard the USS Dwight 
D. Eisenhower during a special live link-up from the space station. 
Lopez-Alegria and Williams, both U.S. Naval Academy graduates, conducted 
the long-distance re-enlistment ceremony as the station orbited 220 
miles above the Earth.

+ Read more about this event 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_Navy_swear_in.html> 


+ Expedition 14 Mission Status Briefing Materials, Jan. 26, 2007 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_msb_012607.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 14 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ View crew's daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>


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