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"Endeavor" astronauts have devoted second spacewalk to 40 anniversary of landing on the Moon. / July 21, 2009 /

Shuttle «Endeavor» astronauts decided to devote the second spacewalk to 40 anniversary of the landing of people on the Moon. On this evening, on Monday reported Fox News. Out in the vacuum started the evening of Monday, July 20. That day in 1969, the manned spaceship «Apollo 11» for the first time in the history of the people brought to the surface of Earth satellite. «Just wonder what we have achieved over these 40 years», — said the head of the flight Brian Smith (Brian Smith).

According to «Interfax» in the representation of NASA in the Russian mission control center, crew members «Endeavor» David Wolfe (David Wolf) and Thomas Marshbern (Tom Marshburn) started out in open space a few hours ago. Astronauts to perform at the docking module of the assembly operations that were not completed at the first exit into space at night on Sunday, July 19, the eve of anniversary of Mission «Apollo 11».

Wolf and Marshbern install a container with cargo on the external surface and put the camcorder in front of the Japanese module «Kibo», which was prepared to install the last segment during the first exit. It was expected that specialists will perform July 20 in the airless space of six and a half hours.

Planned that the entire 11 days that the astronauts «Endeavor» hold on the ISS, will be carried out five EVAs in space. The American space shuttle launch that was only the sixth attempt, docked to the station on Friday, July 17.

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