Space Station Upgrade
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Space Station Upgrade

June 13, 2007

Astronauts Jim Reilly (center frame) and John "Danny" Olivas (out of frame), both STS-117 mission specialists, participate in the mission's first planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA), as construction resumes on the International Space Station.

Among other tasks, Reilly and Olivas connected power, data and cooling cables between S1 and S3; released the launch restraints from and deployed the four solar array blanket boxes on S4 and released the cinches and winches holding the photovoltaic radiator on S4.

Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provided the backdrop for the scene.

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