Friday, September 4, 2009

Second of Three STS-128 Spacewalks Concludes

Friday, September 4, 2009
The second of three STS-128 spacewalks concluded Friday at 12:51 a.m. EDT. It lasted 6 hours, 39 minutes. The spacewalkers, Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang, completed their major objectives and some get-ahead tasks, including the installation of portable foot restraints on the station's truss.

Image above: Astronaut Christer Fuglesang rides the station's robotic arm carrying an empty ammonia tank for stowage inside the shuttle's payload bay. Photo credit: NASA TV

Second STS-128 Spacewalk Complete

Mission specialists Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang installed a new ammonia tank on the International Space Station and stowed a depleted tank for return to Earth during their mission's second spacewalk.

Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester served as the intravehicular officer throughout the spacewalk, which ended Friday at 12:51 a.m. EDT. Shuttle Pilot Kevin Ford and Expedition 20 Flight Engineer Nicole Stott operated the station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, during the excursion.

The remaining shuttle and station crew members continued unloading cargo from the Leonardo multi-purpose logistics module.


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