From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2009
Debris Avoidance Maneuver Not Necessary
Experts analyzing a conjunction between the space shuttle/space station and a portion of an Ariane 5 rocket body concluded it is not necessary to perform a Debris Avoidance Maneuver. The news was broadcast on NASA Television earlier this morning by NASA's Public Affairs commentator. Mission Control will tell the crews when they awake at 12:29 p.m. EDT.
New Racks Installed, Crew Prepares for Second Spacewalk
The Fluids Integrated Rack, Materials Science Research Rack-1 and Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer-2 were transferred from the Leonardo logistics module and installed in the U.S. Destiny Laboratory.
Spacewalkers Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang will camp out in the Quest airlock overnight to acclimate their bodies for a spacewalk to swap ammonia tanks used to keep the station cool. The second spacewalk of the mission is scheduled to begin about 5:19 p.m. EDT Thursday. They also readied spacesuits and tools, and went over the spacewalk plan with their colleagues.
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