November 14, 2011
Astronauts John "Danny" Olivas and Nicole Stott (right), both STS-128 mission specialists, participate in the mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 35-minute spacewalk, Olivas and Stott removed an empty ammonia tank from the station's truss and temporarily stowed it on the station's robotic arm. Olivas and Stott also retrieved the European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF) and Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) from the Columbus laboratory module and installed them on Discovery's payload bay for return.
Topics: Space, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Olivas Stott, Materials International Space Station Experiment, European Technology Exposure Facility, Nicole P. Stott, STS-128, Laboratories, Columbus laboratory, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Columbus, Technology Internet