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*Station Crew Wraps Up Successful Spacewalk*
Michael Lopez-Alegria during the spacewalk on Feb. 22, 2007. Image above: Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria in front of the Pirs docking compartment toward the end of the spacewalk on Feb. 22. Image credit: NASA TV
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International Space Station Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria completed a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk at 11:45 a.m. EST Thursday. During the spacewalk, they retracted a balky antenna of an unpiloted Progress cargo carrier at the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module. The antenna did not fully retract before the spacecraft docked Oct. 26. They also checked navigation systems in preparation for the summer docking of a European cargo craft known as the Automated Transfer Vehicle.
Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin conducted their increment’s fifth spacewalk – a record for station crews.