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SPACEWALK UNDERWAY



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

	*Spacewalk Underway*



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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
Image above: Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria exiting the 
Pirs docking compartment (at right) at the beginning of the spacewalk on 
Feb. 22. Image credit: NASA TV

Coming and going, or at least getting ready to go, haven't been easy for 
the ISS Progress 23 unpiloted cargo carrier docked at the aft port of 
the International Space Station's Zvezda service module.

Station Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Commander Michael 
Lopez-Alegria opened the airlock of the Pirs docking compartment at 5:27 
a.m. EST on a spacewalk aimed at retracting the balky antenna of the 
Progress. The antenna did not fully retract before the spacecraft docked 
Oct. 26. They are also checking navigation systems in preparation for 
the summer docking of a European cargo craft known as the Automated 
Transfer Vehicle.

Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin are conducting their increment’s fifth 
spacewalk – a record for station crews.

+ Read more about the Feb. 22 spacewalk 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_eva17.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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