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Second Spacewalk Today; Mission Extended

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2010

image Sat, 13 Feb 2010 04:34:26 PM EST

The crew of space shuttle Endeavour awoke at 4:15 p.m. EST to the song "Too Much Stuff" by Delbert McClinton, played for Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson, who will be working as the intravehicular officer for today's spacewalk.

NOTE: There is a change in today's timeline. The cupola depressurization that was scheduled for 3:54 a.m. Sunday will not happen. Instead, that time will be used for center disk cover troubleshooting. Depress will be deferred to another day. Cupola grapple also has been removed from the timeline to allow for additional time for troubleshooting. Also, the Mission Management Team today officially approved to add an extra docked day to the mission. The first landing opportunity now would be on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Flight day seven will focus on configuring the new Tranquility module, inside and out, for its space operations. Spacewalkers Nicholas Patrick and Bob Behnken will continue external outfitting of Tranquility by connecting fluid jumpers and remaining avionics cables, and installing covers as well as hardware to assist with future spacewalks, such as handrails and gap spanners. Pilot Terry Virts, Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire, and Expedition 22 crew members Jeff Williams and Soichi Noguchi will work on configuring systems inside Tranquility.

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