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Atlantis space shuttle astronauts came back to the ISS from spacewalk.. / November 20, 2009 /

NASA astronauts Mike Foreman (Mike Foreman), Robert Satcher (Robert Satcher), arrived at the ISS aboard the shuttle Atlantis, at 16:01 Eastern time (00:01 Moscow time) completed the first spacewalk, the National Aerospace Agency of the United States official web-site reported.
In the first space «walk», as reported before astronauts were tasked to install the ISS spare communications antenna and lubricate the mechanical arm of the Japanese laboratory module Kibo, as well as perform a number of other works.

Forman and Satcher, say at NASA, coped with the scheduled tasks well ahead of schedule, allowing them to meet part of the work scheduled for the second exit into outer space. Total open space, astronauts spent 6 hours and 37 minutes ..

As the Associated Press, as a good way to open space was accompanied by enthusiastic comments and sarcastic comments from colleagues, left to follow the «walk» on the ISS. For example, Randolph Bresnik, also flew to the station on Atlantis, praised the actions Satcher, orthopedic surgeon by training, noting that this is the most amazing orthopedic operation ever conducted.

Atlantis was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in Florida on November 16 and 18 the number of docked to the ISS. In total, the mission of three astronauts come out in open space, and will stay in space for about 20 hours. It is planned that will shuttle in orbit for 11 days. After the mission, the shuttle Atlantis »NASA plans to launch space shuttles into orbit five times. After that, their mission is completed.

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