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First Spacewalk of STS-132 Complete

Published by Matt on Tue May 18, 2010 9:55 am via: NASA
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Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman and Stephen Bowen completed the first spacewalk of the STS-132 mission at 3:19 p.m. EDT. They installed a second station space-to-ground Ku-band antenna and a spare parts platform on Dextre, the two-armed robotic Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator. The spacewalk lasted 7 hours, 25 minutes.

NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, takes a busy "self portrait" into his helmet visor while participating in the first of three spacewalks scheduled for the Atlantis crew and their Expedition 23 hosts. Credit: NASA

NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, takes a busy "self portrait" into his helmet visor while participating in the first of three spacewalks scheduled for the Atlantis crew and their Expedition 23 hosts. Credit: NASA

Reisman and Bowen began the spacewalk at 7:54 a.m. Mission Specialist Michael Good and Pilot Tony Antonelli, the intravehicular officer, assisted the spacewalkers from inside the orbiting complex. Support for robotic arm operations was provided by Mission Specialist Piers Sellers and Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson.

Atlantis and the STS-132 crew docked with the International Space Station Sunday at 10:28 a.m. The shuttle is delivering the new Russian Mini-Research Module, also known as Rassvet and translated as “Dawn”.

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