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EXP 14 Revved Up for Another Spacewalk



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Revved Up for Another Spacewalk*

ISS014-E-13301 --- Sunita Williams participates in extravehicular 
activity Image above: Suni Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer, 
participates in the second of three spacewalks in nine days. Image 
credit: NASA

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

Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams continue 
to prepare for Thursday's excursion outside the International Space 
Station. Using instructional aids, Lopez-Alegria and Williams configured 
the required tools and gear, reviewed the updated spacewalk procedures 
and held a space-to-ground conference with Houston specialists to 
discuss details worked out in Mission Control.

On Tuesday, Williams began spacesuit battery charging in the U.S. 
airlock, while Lopez-Alegria charged the digital camera system battery. 
Pre-spacewalk medical checkups are also performed. The spacewalk will 
begin around 9 a.m. EST and last an estimated 6 hours, 30 minutes.

By the end of the spacewalk Lopez-Alegria will be in second place for 
the most spacewalk time by an American astronaut.

+ Read more about the spacewalks 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_evas.html>
+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.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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