Successful Spacewalk Yesterday

Astronaut Tim Kopra works on the Kibo laboratory during the first spacewalk.  Image Credit: NASA

Astronaut Tim Kopra works on the Kibo laboratory during the first spacewalk on July 18. Image Credit: NASA

Yesterday, astronauts successfully spacewalked for almost seven hours moving spare parts off of the Endeavour to the International Space Station.  Performing this delicate operation (astronauts had to be careful not to hit the ISS or shuttle with any of the parts) took longer than expected.  This meant that a camera scheduled to be installed on the new Kibo porch was postponed to one of the upcoming spacewalks.

Additionally, astronauts were able to repair the problem toilet on the ISS.  Contaminated components had to be replaced, but after tests the repairs were deemed successful.

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