Short Spacewalk Complete After Successful Installation Work

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Astronaut Jack Fischer

Astronaut Jack Fischer waves while attached to the Destiny laboratory during a spacewalk to replace a failed data relay box and install a pair wireless antennas.

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 10:06 a.m. EDT. During the spacewalk, which lasted two hours and 46 minutes, the two astronauts successfully replaced a computer relay box, and installed a pair of antennas on station to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks.

Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 1,250 hours and 41 minutes working outside the station during 201 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. This was the 10th spacewalk for Whitson, who moves into third place all-time for cumulative spacewalking time, and the second for Fischer.

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3 thoughts on “Short Spacewalk Complete After Successful Installation Work

  1. Linda Meherg

    Good job I wish I could look down on the earth or just get the feeling of what you are seeing.Do you know of any VR programs that might help me see what you are seeing. Be safe all of you.

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  2. Mark Garcia Post author

    Commander Peggy Whitson tested the spare MDM inside the space station before the installation spacewalk began. MCC tested the MDM’s power and health after it was installed.

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