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Fourth Spacewalk Successful; Undocking Ahead



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Fourth Spacewalk Successful; Undocking Ahead*
3 November 2007

Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock successfully 
repaired a torn solar array Saturday during STS-120’s fourth spacewalk. 
The 7-hour, 19-minute excursion wrapped up at 1:22 p.m. EDT.

Parazynski rode the station’s robotic arm up to the damaged area of the 
array. After reaching the area of the damage, Parazynski installed the 
cufflinks that were built by the crew. Once the five cufflinks were in 
place, the crew inside then deployed the array half a bay at a time 
until the array was fully deployed.

With that task behind them, the shuttle’s crew will prepare to leave the 
station. They will close the hatch between the shuttle and the station 
at 1:13 p.m. EST on Sunday, after a light day of interviews with 
European media, off-duty time, and farewells. Discovery is scheduled to 
undock from the station Monday morning.
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