SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov successfully completed a 5-hour, 25-minute spacewalk from the Pirs docking compartment airlock Wednesday, installing Service Module Debris Protection (SMDP) panels and rerouting a Global Positioning System antenna cable.
Wednesday's spacewalk, which began at 3:05 p.m. EDT, marks the first spacewalk for both Yurchikhin and Kotov.
Additional SMDP panels will be installed on Zvezda during a second spacewalk on June 6. During that spacewalk Yurchikhin and Kotov also will install a section of an Ethernet cable on the Zarya module and a Russian experiment called Biorisk on Pirs.
+ Read more about the spacewalk http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_eva18.html
+ Expedition 15 Spacewalk Briefing Materials, May 23, 2007 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_msb_052307.html + Read more about the Progress 25 docking http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_progress25_launch.html + Read more about Expedition 15 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html + View crew daily timelines http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html