Global area Station Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani finished a 7-hour, 4-minute spacewalk at 11:54 a.m. EST Saturday, continuing the external outfitting for the Harmony node in its brand brand new place as you’re watching U.S. laboratory Destiny.
Image at right: Whitson and Tani connect a fluid tray into the Destiny Laboratory. Credit: NASA television
The spacewalkers completed all tasks that are scheduled including another glance at the starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint, and did some get-ahead act as well. on Nov. 20.
After making the airlock and creating equipment and tools, Whitson removed, vented and stowed an ammonia jumper, section of a cooling loop that is temporary. Eliminating it permitted connection associated with the hookup for the permanent Loop B ammonia cooling cycle on a 2nd fluid tray from the station’s outside.
Tani meanwhile configured tools, then eliminated two fluid caps to organize for connection of the cooling that is permanent B.
Such as the Nov. 20 spacewalk, a lot of this outing ended up being dedicated to make use of a fluid tray, this time Harmony’s Loop B fluid tray. The 300-pound, 18.5-foot tray ended up being relocated from the short-term position from the S0 truss, in the center associated with place’s primary truss, to Destiny, atop the port avionics tray.Read More›