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Astronauts complete second STS-112 spacewalk
Posted: Sun, Oct 13, 2002, 12:16 PM ET (1616 GMT)
STS-112 EVA #2 (NASA) Two astronauts carried out the second of three spacewalks for the STS-112 mission on Saturday, performing several tasks outside the International Space Station. Astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers spent six hours outside the station Saturday, completing all their assigned tasks slightly ahead of schedule. Their work included checking out a handcar system that will be used on the railway along the station's truss, hooking up ammonia lines, installing an exterior TV camera, and installing devices on cooling line connectors to prevent the lines from locking shut. The only major problem experienced by the astronauts was that two of the 24 cooling line devices were lacking collars required for them them to latch properly; mission controllers decided that this was not a major issue. The shuttle and station crews will spend Sunday transferring more supplies between the two spacecraft, while Wolf and Sellers prepare for their final EVA on Monday, completing work to integrate the S1 truss segment with the rest of the station.
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