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Fourth Spacewalk Targeted for Friday



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


	
	*Fourth Spacewalk Targeted for Friday

31 October 2007*

Mission managers announced today that the fourth spacewalk of STS-120 is 
targeted for Friday. This spacewalk was originally scheduled for 
Thursday and would have involved work on the starboard Solar Alpha 
Rotary Joint. However, the station program has decided to attempt to 
repair the damaged P6 4B solar array wing during Fridayís spacewalk. 
Performing the spacewalk on Friday preserves the programís option to 
schedule another solar array repair spacewalk during STS-120 if needed.

+ View images of P6 4B solar array from Mission Status Briefing 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts120/news/msb_sts120_fd09.html> 


The STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews are continuing cargo transfers. They 
took a break this morning to participate in the traditional joint crew 
news conference. They fielded questions from reporters in America, Italy 
and Russia.

Early this morning Mission Specialist and European Space Agency 
astronaut Paolo Nespoli and STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy talked to 
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The astronauts took questions from 
the Italian leader while they were inside the Harmony node. The newly 
delivered Harmony was U.S. funded and Italian built.

*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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