Friday, May 21, 2010

NASA: Final STS-132 Spacewalk Complete

Image above: Astronaut Michael Good works outside the International Space Station during the thrid and final STS-132 spacewalk.

Final STS-132 Spacewalk Complete

Mission Specialists Michael Good and Garrett Reisman completed the final STS-132 spacewalk at 1:13 p.m. EDT. The spacewalk lasted 6 hours, 46 minutes.

The spacewalkers’ first task was the installation of an ammonia jumper on the port 4 and 5 truss. They finished the last of the battery replacement work, swapping the remaining two batteries and installing a battery that was left in a temporary stow position from the last spacewalk.

The final task was the transfer of a Power and Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) from the orbiter’s payload bay to the station for storage. The PDGF will be installed to the Zarya module’s exterior on a spacewalk later this summer.

Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialist Steve Bowen assisted from inside the complex throughout the spacewalk. Mission Specialist Piers Sellers and Expedition 23 Flight Engineer Tracy Caldwell Dyson provided robotics support. STS-132 Commander Ken Ham monitored the spacewalk activities and assisted with orbiter activities and transfer work.


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