Thursday, November 20, 2008

3p 11/20 Update: Equipment carts moved; SARJ cleaning resumes

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CBS NEWS STS-126 STATUS REPORT: 42
Posted: 03:00 PM, 11/20/08

By William Harwood
CBS News Space Analyst

Changes and additions:

   SR-41 (11/20/08): Spacewalk begins
   SR-42 (11/20/08): Equipment carts relocated; SARJ cleaning resumes

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3:00 PM, 11/20/08, Update: SARJ cleaning resumes

Astronauts Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Robert "Shane" Kimbrough have completed moving two equipment carts on the front side of the space station's solar power truss. Stefanyshyn-Piper now is positioned on the right side of the power truss, resuming work to clean and lubricate the starboard solar array rotary joint. Kimbrough is located toward the center of the truss, working to lubricate the capture snares on the station's robot arm. Once he is done, he will join Stefanyshyn-Piper at the starboard SARJ to help clean, lubricate and install new bearings.

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Quick-Launch Web Links:

CBS News STS-126 Status Reports:
http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/current.html

CBS News STS-126 Quick-Look Page:
http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/currentglance.html

NASA ISS Expeditions Page:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/index.html

NASA Shuttle Web: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/index.html
NASA Station Web: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/index.html
Spaceflight Now: http://spaceflightnow.com/index.html
GoogleSatTrack: http://www.lizard-tail.com/isana/tracking/

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