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Astronauts Rehearse for Contingency Tasks
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Astronauts Rehearse for Contingency Tasks

September 7, 2009
Though there is no space walk planned for the STS-68 mission, astronauts Peter J. K. (Jeff) Wisoff (right) and Terrence W. Wilcutt rehearse for contingency tasks. These are extravehicular chores that could be called upon in the event remote systems failed to perform any of a number of tasks during the scheduled August mission. Wilcutt, pilot, assists Wisoff, mission specialist, with suit donning at the Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Weightless Environment Training Facility (WET-F). Astronaut Steven L. Smith (out of frame), mission specialist, later joined Wisoff in the nearby 25-feet deep pool for the rehearsal.