View Full Version : Astronauts Install Debris Shields on the Station

2005-Oct-25, 03:47 AM
SUMMARY: Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson spent more than 4 hours in space on Friday, working on improvements to the International Space Station. During this first of two spacewalks scheduled for Expedition Five, the astronauts installed six debris shields to the outside of the Zvezda module - these are designed to stop micrometeorites from damaging the station and crew. Seventeen more shields will be installed in future missions.

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