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LIVE: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« on: 03/18/2017 10:20 AM »
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) in early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/03/eva-astronauts-prepare-iss-crew-vehicles/

The spacewalk is currently scheduled for April 2. NASA TV will provide complete coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m., with the six-and-a-half hour spacewalks scheduled to begin about 7 a.m.

The second spacewalk will feature Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA reconnecting cables and electrical connections on PMA-3 at its new home on top Harmony. They also will install the second of the two upgraded computer relay boxes on the station’s truss and install shields and covers on PMA-3 and the now-vacant common berthing mechanism port on Tranquility.

This will be the 199th spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance. Kimbrough’s two spacewalks will be the fifth and sixth of his career. Whitson will be making the eighth and ninth spacewalks of her career – more than any other female astronaut.

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Update:

A second spacewalk has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 30
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 05:46 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 03/28/2017 02:50 PM »

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/27/2017


U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #41

EPIC Shields Preparations: In preparation for this Thursday’s planned EVA, the crew performed a procedures review followed by a conference with ground teams. Topics covered included:
•Detailed timeline
•Briefing package
•Tool config summary
•Get-ahead plan

Following the conference, the crew configured the required tools to be used during the EVA.

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #2 on: 03/29/2017 03:54 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/28/2017


U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #41 Preparations:

In preparation for this Thursday’s planned EVA, the crew performed the following:

•Configured tools required for the EVA.
•Inspected all safety, waist tethers and D-ring extenders for structural integrity.
•Installed Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) in EMUs 3006 and 3008.
•Configured Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) to receive and display real-time Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) joint angle telemetry from a Portable Computer System (PCS) laptop. Also start and configure DOUG without real-time SSRMS joint angle telemetry.

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #3 on: 03/30/2017 09:16 AM »
Crew started light exercise at 9:13 GMT.

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #4 on: 03/30/2017 09:56 AM »
Shane Kimbrough EV-1 (red stripes) & Peggy Whitson EV-2, no robotic needs on this EVA....
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 09:57 AM by centaurinasa »

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #5 on: 03/30/2017 10:02 AM »
John Mularski, U.S. EVA #41  Spacewalk Officer
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 10:11 AM by centaurinasa »

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #6 on: 03/30/2017 10:08 AM »
This will be the 199th spacewalk in support of ISS assembly and maintenance, and sixth EVA Kimbrough & eighth for Whitson.
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 10:09 AM by centaurinasa »

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #7 on: 03/30/2017 10:19 AM »
I'm going to need you all to step up and chip in today. Massively busy externally and in preps for the SpaceX launch.

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #8 on: 03/30/2017 10:26 AM »

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #9 on: 03/30/2017 10:34 AM »
John Mularski at console....

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #10 on: 03/30/2017 10:34 AM »
Peggy Whitson is going to break all kinds of records today! :)
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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #11 on: 03/30/2017 10:36 AM »
Pesquet & Novitsky on Kimbrough's EMU
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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #12 on: 03/30/2017 10:41 AM »
The two spacewalkers are in airlock now

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #13 on: 03/30/2017 10:42 AM »
Peggy will be first out......

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #14 on: 03/30/2017 10:45 AM »
Thomas wants to go again.

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #15 on: 03/30/2017 10:47 AM »
and close the hatch.....
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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #16 on: 03/30/2017 10:50 AM »
Thomas Pesquet: "Hatch close & lock"

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #17 on: 03/30/2017 10:52 AM »
Next step: depressurisation, 5 psi, 2 psi then zero.....

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #18 on: 03/30/2017 10:54 AM »
Oleg Novitskiy's turned up from the gym to see how things are going! :)

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Re: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #19 on: 03/30/2017 10:56 AM »
20 mn ahead of time schedule

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