Status Report

STS-114 Spacewalkers Complete Repair Test

By SpaceRef Editor
July 30, 2005
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STS-114 Spacewalkers Complete Repair Test

Mission Specialists Soichi Noguchi and Steve Robinson continue to roll along as they perform STS-114’s first spacewalk. They have successfully completed the first major task of the excursion. They conducted tests on thermal protection system repair techniques inside Space Shuttle Discovery’s payload bay.

Noguchi and Robinson are now working on International Space Station assembly and repair tasks. These activities will set the stage for replacement of the Station’s Control Moment Gyro (CMG) No. 1 during the second spacewalk and the installation of the External Stowage Platform-2 during their third and final spacewalk. Other tasks for today’s spacewalk include replacement of an antenna and efforts to restore power to CMG No. 2.

The orbital stroll began at 5:46 a.m. EDT today. It is scheduled to wrap up at 12:16 p.m. EDT.

Inside, STS-114 and Expedition 11 crewmembers will continue transferring equipment and supplies from the Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module to the Station.

Focused inspections of Discovery’s heat shield are slated to resume later today.

SpaceRef staff editor.