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Truss Work, Spacewalk Preps on Tap Today



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Truss Work, Spacewalk Preps on Tap Today*

Image Above: The station arm handed off the P6 truss structure to the 
shuttle's arm. Image credit: NASA TV
TO VIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

The Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station crews are 
using the station and shuttle robotic arms to move the P6 truss segment 
and preparing for Tuesday’s spacewalk, the third of the mission. The 
crews will also get some off duty time this morning.

The station robotic arm operators have handed off the P6 truss to the 
shuttle robotic arm operators. The shuttle’s Canadarm will hand the P6 
back over to the station’s Canadarm2 later this morning after Canadarm2 
moves closer to the worksite. Canadarm2 will then install P6 to the P5 
truss during the mission’s third spacewalk.

STS-120 Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock are 
reviewing procedures and practicing techniques they will use during the 
third spacewalk set to begin at 5:28 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Parazynski and 
Wheelock will also conduct an overnight campout in the station’s airlock 
to prepare for the spacewalk.

Shuttle and station crew members are also set to talk about their 
mission from inside the Harmony node with ABC News, NBC News and CNN 
News at 1:43 p.m.

*Mission Information*
+ STS-120 Mission Overview 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts120/index.html>
+ Harmony Node 2 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/behindscenes/harmony_payload.html>
+ Space Shuttle Discovery 
<http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/discovery-info.html> 

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