SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Station Crew Performs Post-Spacewalk Duties*
Image above: Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, wearing a Russian Orlan spacesuit, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA). Image credit: NASA
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Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin performed post-spacewalk cleanup activities Friday. Tasks included returning first-aid kits to their regular stowage locations, recording radiation readings from the spacesuits, closing out and reconfiguring the photo cameras, and downlinking photo imagery from the spacewalk to the ground. Both spacewalkers also tagged up with ground specialists for the standard post-spacewalk debrief.
Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin successfully completed a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk Thursday. The excursion from the Pirs docking compartment was conducted in Russian Orlan spacesuits. They were able to retract a stuck antenna on the Progress vehicle docked to the station’s Zvezda Service Module. The excursion was the 10th for Lopez-Alegria, a U.S. record, and the fifth for Tyurin.