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Station crew completes third spacewalk
Posted: Tue, Nov 13, 2001, 9:26 AM ET (1426 GMT)
ISS Expedition 3 EVA 3 (NASA) American astronaut Frank Culbertson and Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Dezhurov conducted a successful spacewalk outside the International Space Station Monday. Culbertson and Dezhurov spent five hours and four minutes outside ISS during the EVA, which started at 4:41 pm EST (2141 GMT). The two connected seven cables between the Zvezda module and the new Pirs docking module; the cables were needed for a radar system on Pirs that will allow automated dockings by Soyuz and Progress spacecraft. Culbertson and Dezhurov also inspected a solar panel on Zvezda that did not properly deploy after launch last year, and checked out the Strela cargo crane. The spacewalk was the third and final one planned by the Expedition Three crew before they return to Earth next month on the shuttle. Dezhurov participated in all three EVAs, but Monday's spacewalk was the first ever for Culbertson. The third member of the Expedition Three crew, Mikhail Turin, who participated in the first two EVAs, observed the spacewalk from within the station.
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