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2009-09-06 07:10:00

Discovery's astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission. Mission Specialists Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang spent 7 hours and 1 minute outside the International Space Station on Saturday in the third and final spacewalk of this trip to the station, bringing the total for the mission to 20 hours and 15 minutes. Inside the station, crewmembers replaced one of 16 common berthing mechanism bolts used to secure the Leonardo cargo carrier to the...

2009-09-05 23:29:24

Astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang completed their third and final spacewalk on this shuttle mission ahead of schedule Saturday, NASA said. The spacewalk of the STS-128 mission lasted 7 hours and 1 minute and concluded at 11:40 p.m. EDT. For their final task, Olivas and Fuglesang laid 60-foot-long cables that will carry power to a new module, the Node 3 Tranquility -- a supply ship for the space station that arrives next year. On the spacewalk, which started at 4:39 p.m. EDT, the...

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2009-09-02 05:30:00

The first spacewalk of the STS-128 mission came off without a hitch on Tuesday, as spacewalkers Danny Olivas and Nicole Stott completed all the tasks on their to-do list. Olivas and Stott left the International Space Station at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday, and spent the next 6 hours and 35 minutes outside, working to get cargo that space shuttle Discovery will bring home ready for its return. They started with a depleted ammonia tank assembly on the P1, or port 1, segment of the station's truss,...

2009-08-11 14:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Danny Olivas, born and raised in El Paso, Texas, will conduct three spacewalks during the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. This is the first shuttle flight to feature two Latino astronauts, Olivas and Jose Hernandez, who are both of Mexican descent. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's...


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