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Station Crew Performs Post-Spacewalk Duties



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Station Crew Performs Post-Spacewalk Duties*

Image above: Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, wearing a 
Russian Orlan spacesuit, participates in a session of extravehicular 
activity (EVA). Image credit: NASA

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Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer 
Mikhail Tyurin performed post-spacewalk cleanup activities Friday. Tasks 
included returning first-aid kits to their regular stowage locations, 
recording radiation readings from the spacesuits, closing out and 
reconfiguring the photo cameras, and downlinking photo imagery from the 
spacewalk to the ground. Both spacewalkers also tagged up with ground 
specialists for the standard post-spacewalk debrief.

Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin successfully completed a 6-hour, 18-minute 
spacewalk Thursday. The excursion from the Pirs docking compartment was 
conducted in Russian Orlan spacesuits. They were able to retract a stuck 
antenna on the Progress vehicle docked to the stationís Zvezda Service 
Module. The excursion was the 10th for Lopez-Alegria, a U.S. record, and 
the fifth for Tyurin.
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