October 5, 2011
Astronaut Garrett Reisman, Expedition 16 flight engineer, participates in the 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) 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. Visible in the reflections in Reisman's visor are various components of the station and the docked Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Topics: Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Richard M. Linnehan, Expedition 16, Garrett Reisman, Dextre, STS-123, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Extra-vehicular activity, Space Shuttle, International Space Station