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Spacewalkers Successfully Retract Antenna



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Spacewalkers Successfully Retract Antenna*


Image above: Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria works to 
retract the ISS Progress 23 antenna during the spacewalk on Feb. 22. 
Image credit: NASA TV

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

Station Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Commander Michael 
Lopez-Alegria opened the airlock of the Pirs docking compartment at 5:27 
a.m. EST to begin their spacewalk and have successfully retracted and 
secured the balky antenna of the ISS Progress 23 cargo craft. 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> 


<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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