June 6, 2011
Astronauts Winston E. Scott (left) and Takao Doi are pictured between Extravehicular Activity (EVA) tasks in the Space Shuttle Columbia's cargo bay. Earlier, after Columbia had moved very close to the free-flying Spartan 201 satellite, the two were able to successfully grab it manually and berth it in Columbia's cargo bay (top center). In this scene, Doi works with a 156-pound crane which was carried onboard Columbia for a series of tests designed with an eye toward future work on the International Space Station (ISS). The two used the crane to move a large piece of hardware representative of Orbital Replacement Units (ORU) which will be manipulated in space during the ISS construction. Scott, a NASA mission specialist astronaut, was marking his second space flight and his second EVA. Doi, an international mission specialist stationed at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), represents the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan.
Topics: Takao Doi, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, STS-123, STS-116, Extra-vehicular activity, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Spaceflight