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Space walk

Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum conduct the first spacewalk of the STS-121 mission.

Sellers and Fossum installed a device to block the cutter blade on the International Space Station’s mobile transporter. The device will prevent the blade from cutting a power and data cable that links the mobile transporter to the rest of the station. After the installation was complete, they reattached the cable. Their work will allow the mobile transporter to move the robotic arm along the station’s integrated truss structure, once a reel assembly that plays out the cable is replaced during a second spacewalk Monday.

Matt

Image credit: Nasa TV

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Another day in space

The Mission Management Team announced that Space Shuttle Discovery and the STS-121 crew will get another day in orbit.

From the outset the Mission Management Team had been hoping to add the extra space day but it depended on how much fuel, air and power they used up.

Matt

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