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Final STS-112 spacewalk completed
Posted: Tue, Oct 15, 2002, 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)
STS-112 EVA #3 (NASA) Astronauts wrapped up their work outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing several tasks to finish the integration of a new station truss segment. David Wolf and Piers Sellers spent six hours and 36 minutes outside the station Monday on the third and final spacewalk of the STS-112 mission. The two removed a bolt that prevented the activation of a cable cutter on the truss's mobile transporter; the bolt was scheduled to be removed on an earlier shuttle mission but was stuck in place. They also connected ammonia coolant lines and removed structural supports in the S1 truss segment not needed after launch. Shortly before the spacewalk started, one of three radiators on the S1 truss was extended to test the deployment system. No problems were reported with the test, which was delayed from Sunday because an electrical adjustment was required. The shuttle and station crews will spend Tuesday completing the transfer of supplies and equipment between the two spacecraft in preparation for the shuttle's undocking on Wednesday.
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