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PAO described the Jul 1990 EVA (previous Orlan record) as repairing insulation on Mir's exterior. It was actually insulation blankets that were flapping loose on the Soyuz TM-9 reentry vehicle.
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Out of Ku as they break the record.

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The overall record was March 11, 2001 - STS-102 - Jim Voss and Susan Helms 8 hrs 56 mins, per Rob.

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Out of Ku as they break the record.
Not just Ku but S-band as well. S-band is what is used when the Ku band antenna is unable to lock on to a TDRS. S-band is omni-directional so it doesn't have to track a TDRS with a narrow beam like the Ku band antennas have to. This is why S-band coverage is greater than Ku band coverage.
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7hrs 22mins right now.

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The overall record was March 11, 2001 - STS-102 - Jim Voss and Susan Helms 8 hrs 56 mins, per Rob

Yes, but 2.5 hours of this time they were in Discovery airlock ;)

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Ready to close the hatch.

The overall record was March 11, 2001 - STS-102 - Jim Voss and Susan Helms 8 hrs 56 mins, per Rob

Yes, but 2.5 hours of this time they were in Discovery airlock ;)

Heh! :)
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The overall record was March 11, 2001 - STS-102 - Jim Voss and Susan Helms 8 hrs 56 mins, per Rob

Yes, but 2.5 hours of this time they were in Discovery airlock ;)

I never understood why that counted.  They were on umbilical inside the airlock, right?

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Hatch closed 7h 29m, around 2205 UTC
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7hrs 29mins - hatch closed!

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I never understood why that counted

Because of NASA rule: from battery power to repress.

They were on umbilical inside the airlock, right?

Yes.

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The overall record was March 11, 2001 - STS-102 - Jim Voss and Susan Helms 8 hrs 56 mins, per Rob

Yes, but 2.5 hours of this time they were in Discovery airlock ;)

I never understood why that counted.  They were on umbilical inside the airlock, right?

Still not good if your suit springs a leak - and Ed White was on umbilical throughout his EVA, you're not going to count that?
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Article updated for post EVA:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/russian-eva-emu-troubleshooting-continues/

(Includes EMU investigation latest via L2)

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And repressurizing Pirs at 2208, now at 40mm
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NASA TV coverage has ended. Thanks to everyone - especially David - for help with the coverage!

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Thanks for the great coverage. I don't always pay attention to the Russian ones, but I was interested in this one (and will be again for the next).
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Excellent  8) !

Expedition 36 Russian spacewalk 34 August 16 Part 1



Expedition 36 Russian spacewalk 34 August 16 Part 2



Expedition 36 Russian spacewalk 34 August 16 Part 3



Expedition 36 Russian spacewalk 34 August 16 Part 4

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Thanks David, Artyom, Chris, Prober, GP and David for the excellent coverage! ;D It's really nice to catch up, as life kept me busy during the EVA.

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Thanks everyone for the great coverage - this thread is a lifesaver for people like me who weren't able to follow it live, but still want to get the play-by-play coverage without having to watch through a 7.5 hour YouTube video. :)
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