September 26, 2011
Astronauts Daniel Tani (left), Expedition 16 flight engineer, and Scott Parazynski, STS-120 mission specialist, participate in the second scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction continues on the International Space Station. During the 6-hour, 33-minute spacewalk Tani and Parazynski outfitted the Harmony module, mated the power and data grapple fixture and reconfigured connectors on the starboard 1 (S1) truss that will allow the radiator on S1 to be deployed from the ground later. Also the spacewalkers worked in tandem to disconnect cables from the P6 truss, allowing it to be removed from the Z1 truss. Tani also visually inspected the station's starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) and gathered samples of "shavings" he found under the joint's multi-layer insulation covers.
Topics: STS-120, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Daniel Tani, Integrated Truss Structure, Major incidents involving the International Space Station, Expedition 16, Daniel M. Tani, Scott E. Parazynski, Space