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Astronauts Complete Final Spacewalk of STS-127 Mission

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:08 am via: source
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(NASA) – Spacewalkers Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy conducted a four-hour, 54-minute spacewalk and completed the mission’s work on the outside of the Japanese Kibo laboratory Monday.

The pair installed video cameras on the front and back of the new Japanese Exposed Facility. The cameras will provide views to help with rendezvous and berthing of the H-II Transfer Vehicle scheduled to make its first deliveries to the International Space Station in September.

Astronauts Tom Marshburn (left) and Chris Cassidy, both STS-127 mission specialists, work with extravehicular activity (EVA) tools in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

Astronauts Tom Marshburn (left) and Chris Cassidy, both STS-127 mission specialists, work with extravehicular activity (EVA) tools in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

Marshburn and Cassidy also completed miscellaneous tasks around the station.

They secured multi-layer insulation around the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator known as Dextre, split out power channels for two space station Control Moment Gyroscopes, tied down some cables and installed handrails and a portable foot restraint to aid future spacewalkers.

The deployment of the Payload Attach System on the S3 Truss was deferred to another spacewalk sometime in the future.

The shuttle and station crews will awaken around 3 a.m. EDT Tuesday to prepare for undocking. They will bid each other farewell and close the hatches at 10:23 a.m., followed by undocking at 1:26 p.m.

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