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Station Duo Will Conduct Spacewalk Today

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011

image Today's wakeup song was "More" by Matthew West, played at 2:59 a.m. EDT for space shuttle Atlantis Mission Specialist Rex Walheim.

Expedition 28 Flight Engineers Mike Fossum and Ron Garan will conduct the mission's only spacewalk today, a 6.5-hour excursion with several important tasks. They will retrieve a failed pump module from an external stowage platform and stow it in Atlantis' cargo bay for return to Earth. Next, they will transfer the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment from the shuttle bay to a platform on Dextre, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.

They also will deploy a portion of the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) 8, which was installed during STS-134, troubleshoot a protruding wire on a Zarya payload data grapple fixture and install a cover on pressurized mating adapter 3.

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