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Fraser
2006-Jul-10, 08:46 PM
Mission specialists Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum spent the day outside the International Space Station today, completing the second spacewalk of space shuttle mission STS-121. During their 6-hour, 47-minute excursion, the astronauts completed the installation of a spare thermal pump outside the Quest Airlock, and performed maintenance on the mobile transporter. The third and final spacewalk for the mission is scheduled for Wednesday, when astronauts will test out different methods to repair the shuttle's heat shield.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/07/10/second-spacewalk-wraps-up/)

deepspace
2006-Jul-11, 12:18 PM
The shuttle space picture in this news is really beautiful.I make it my back ground.

C0ppert0p
2006-Jul-11, 10:40 PM
I'm looking forward to the day when no time at all while be spent in wondering if the shuttle will be able to land in one piece.

Spacemad
2006-Jul-12, 08:51 AM
I'm looking forward to the day when no time at all while be spent in wondering if the shuttle will be able to land in one piece.

You've less than 5 years to see that happen! (The shuttles are being retired by then, remember? :()



It was good to read about the success of the lastest spacewalk! :) Now the "Stage is set" for the next large components to finish the station to be "beamed up" (well. lifted up into orbit by the shuttles! :))