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ISS Astronauts Finish Up Spacewalk
2012-09-05 14:49:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts finished up their 2nd spacewalk in 3 days outside the International Space Station this afternoon. Flight Engineers Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide ventured outside the orbiting outpost and completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) on Wednesday. The astronauts also installed a camera on the space station's robotic arm, Canadarm 2. Flight Engineer Joe Acaba operated the Canadarm 2 and monitored the space...

2012-09-03 19:48:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new unexpected spacewalk is set for early morning on Wednesday for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 32 Flight Engineers Sunita Williams of NASA and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will be taking a stroll outside the orbiting outpost to attempt to complete installation of a spare power unit on the space station's truss. The two will head outdoors for the second time in six days...

Second Expedition 32 Spacewalk Ends With Unsuccessful Attempt To Secure Power Unit
2012-08-31 09:37:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two International Space Station (ISS) astronauts completed a scheduled spacewalk Thursday afternoon at 4:33 p.m. (EDT) after spending several hours trying to fix a flawed power unit. The spacewalk began at 8:16 a.m. and was originally scheduled for 6.5 hours, but problems installing a new power-switching box took them into overtime. NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and JAXA Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide were unable to...

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