September 20, 2011
Astronaut Scott Parazynski, STS-120 mission specialist, participates in the third scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction continues on the International Space Station. During the 7-hour, 8-minute spacewalk Parazynski and astronaut Doug Wheelock (out of frame), mission specialist, installed the P6 truss segment with its set of solar arrays to its permanent home, installed a spare main bus switching unit on a stowage platform, and performed a few get-ahead tasks. Also, Parazynski inspected the port Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) to gather comparison data for the starboard rotary joint. Various components of the station are visible in the reflections in Parazynski's helmet visor.
Topics: Scott E. Parazynski, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Scott Parazynski, Major incidents involving the International Space Station, STS-120, Douglas H. Wheelock, Space exploration