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Astronauts complete second STS-110 EVA
Posted: Sun, Apr 14, 2002, 10:25 AM ET (1425 GMT)
STS-110 EVA #2 (NASA) Two Atlantis astronauts conducted Saturday the second of four spacewalks scheduled for the STS-110 mission. Jerry Ross and Lee Morin, dubbed the "Silver Team" because of their ages, spent seven and a half hours outside the station Saturday, completing their primary task to install the final two struts used to connect the S0 truss segment to the Destiny module of ISS. The two spacewalkers also tried to install a backup umbilical system for the Mobile Transporter, the "railcar" on the truss, but were unable to remove a restraining bolt on a part of the mechanism. The remainder of the backup system is working normally and NASA has decided to study the problem in more detail before dealing with the bolt during a spacewalk later in the mission. The third EVA of the STS-110 mission is scheduled for Sunday, when Steve Smith and Rex Walheim will continue work to outfit the truss and Mobile Transporter.
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