Spacewalkers add truss segment to ISS
Posted: Wed, Dec 13, 2006, 7:39 AM ET (1239 GMT)
Spacewalkers add truss segment to ISS Spacewalkers installed a new segment to the truss of the International Space Station during a spacewalk Tuesday. STS-116 astronauts Robert Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang spent six and a half hours outside of the ISS Tuesday evening, attaching the P5 truss segment to the station. The spacewalkers also replaced a broken camera elsewhere on the truss and performed some get-ahead tasks for future spacewalks. The EVA is the first of three planned for the current shuttle mission, with the second scheduled for Thursday. On Wednesday the port-side solar array on the P6 truss will be retracted for the first time since those panels were deployed six years ago, a temporary move that will allow the P4 solar panels installed on the previous shuttle mission to track the Sun; the P6 panels will be relocated and redeployed on a later mission.
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