October 5, 2011
Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Expedition 16 flight engineer, participates in the STS-123 mission's first scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the seven-hour and one-minute spacewalk, Reisman and astronaut Rick Linnehan (out of frame), STS-123 mission specialist, prepared the Japanese logistics module-pressurized section (JLP) (top left) for removal from Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay; opened the Centerline Berthing Camera System on top of the Harmony module; removed the Passive Common Berthing Mechanism and installed both the Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) tool change out mechanisms on the Canadian-built Dextre robotic system, the final element of the station's Mobile Servicing System. The blackness of space and a blue and white Earth provide the backdrop for the scene.
Topics: Robots, Canadian space program, Human spaceflight, Richard M. Linnehan, Expedition 16, Garrett Reisman, Dextre, STS-123, Extra-vehicular activity, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, STS-123 mission