STS-127 Endeavor crew completes first walk

(NASA) – In a complex and choreographed activity, the crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station installed the Exposed Facility on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory today, the top priority for the mission, and completed the first of five spacewalks planned.

Though plagued by communication problems, crew members Dave Wolf and Tim Kopra completed all of their primary tasks during a 5 hour, 32 minute spacewalk. STS-127 lead spacewalker Dave Wolf and the newest space station crew member Tim Kopra began the spacewalk at 12:19 p.m. EDT, when they switched their spacesuits to battery power. The spacewalk ended at 5:51 p.m.

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~ by tellinghistory on July 19, 2009.

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