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STS-124 Discovery - Flight Day #4: EVA #1


[RTF-1]-STS-114 Discovery • [RTF-2]-STS-121 Discovery
[01]-STS-115 Atlantis • [02]-STS-116 Discovery • [03]-STS-117 Atlantis
[04]-STS-118 Endeavour • [05]-STS-120 Discovery • [06]-STS-122 Atlantis
[07]-STS-123 Endeavour • [08]-STS-124 Discovery • [09]-STS-125 Atlantis
[10]-STS-126 Endeavour • [11]-STS-119 Discovery • [12]-STS-127 Endeavour
[13]-STS-128 Discovery • [14]-STS-129 Endeavour • [15]-STS-130 Discovery
[16]-STS-131 Endeavour • [17]-STS-132 Discovery • [18]-STS-133 Endeavour
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EVA # 1 PREPARATIONS RESUME (ORBIT #42 :: 06:12AM CDT)
SSRMS MANEUVER FOR OBSS GRAPPLE ON S1 TRUSS (ORBIT #42 :: 07:02AM CDT)
EVA # 1 BEGINS (ORBIT #44 :: 10:32AM CDT)
SHUTTLE RMS ELBOW CAMERA STRAP REMOVAL /
    SSRMS HANDOFF OF OBSS TO SHUTTLE RMS (ORBIT #45 :: 11:07AM CDT)
SSRMS BASE CHANGE FROM DESTINY TO HARMONY NODE 2 (ORBIT #46 :: 01:47PM CDT)
STARBOARD SARJ INSPECTION +
    TRUNDLE BEARING ASSEMBLY REINSTALLATION (ORBIT #47 :: 02:37PM CDT)
SSRMS GRAPPLE OF JEM-PM (ORBIT #47 :: 03:17PM CDT)
SARJ CLEANING TEST DEMONSTRATION (ORBIT #48 :: 03:22PM CDT)
JEM-PM UNBERTH (ORBIT #48 :: 03:37PM CDT)
EVA # 1 ENDS (ORBIT #49 :: 05:02PM CDT)
JAPANESE PRESSURIZED MODULE INSTALLATION BEGINS (ORBIT #49 :: 05:07PM CDT)
MISSION STATUS / POST MMT BRIEFING (ORBIT #50 :: 07:00PM CDT)
JEM-PM VESTIBULE LEAK CHECK (ORBIT #50 :: 07:17PM CDT)
VIDEO FILE (ORBIT #51 :: 08:00PM CDT)
ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS (ORBIT #51 :: 09:02PM CDT)
DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS (ORBIT #52 :: 09:32PM CDT)

STS-124 MCC Status Report #06 :: 6 a.m. CDT :: HOUSTON – A busy day is ahead for the crews of shuttle Discovery and Expedition 17 aboard the International Space Station as they prepare to transfer the orbiter boom sensor system (OBSS) from the station to the shuttle as well as install the Kibo laboratory. The shuttle crew woke up this morning at 5:32 a.m. CDT to “Hold Me with the Robot Arm,” performed by Yusuke Hanawa. The song was played for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide. Overnight, Mission Specialists Mike Fossum and Ron Garan camped out inside the Quest airlock in preparation for their spacewalk today. This is done in order to purge their bodies of nitrogen before they don their spacewalking suits. Sleeping overnight at the lower pressure significantly reduces the amount of time they must breathe pure oxygen as they prepare for the spacewalk. Today’s spacewalk is the first of three scheduled for the mission. The 6.5-hour spacewalk by Fossum and Garan will prepare the Kibo lab for installation on the station and assist with transfer of the OBSS back to the shuttle from the station, where it has been stored since the last shuttle visit. The two also will demonstrate a technique that may be used to clean debris from the station solar array rotary joint, which has known debris degrading its operation. Discovery crew members are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Ken Ham, Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Garan, Fossum, Hoshide and Garrett Reisman. The Expedition 17 crew is Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Greg Chamitoff. The next status report will be issued at the end of the crew’s day, or earlier if events warrant.

1043 days since Return to Flight: Commander Eileen Collins with STS-114 Discovery Crew Jim "Vegas" Kelly, Soichi Noguchi, Stephen Robinson, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence & Charlie Camarda. day 1049 (09-Jun-08) - Sophie Germain prime, highly cototient number; day 1054 (14-Jun-08) - centered pentagonal number. Fossum & Garan begin STS-124’s first spacewalk @ 12:22 p.m. EDT (two commanders). hope i figured this out correctly: EVA #1 began 04-June-2008 @ 1:22 AM JST [Tsukuba Space Center] [+][+][+][+].

きぼう

most helpful Hiragana!
(hopefully this spells "Kibo")
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apparently, magical solution needed to fix starboard sarj. i'm on it!

 


Kibo module moved to Harmony node :: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 06:26:33 PM EDT :: Using the space station's robotic arm, Discovery astronauts Akihiko Hoshide and Karen Nyberg have maneuvered the Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module to the port side of the Harmony node. The module will be firmly connected to Harmony after the spacewalk ends.

Spacewalk complete at 7:10 p.m. EDT :: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:14:44 PM EDT :: Spacewalkers Mike Fossum and Ron Garan completed all the objectives of the mission's first spacewalk, which concluded after six hours, 48 minutes. The spacewalkers prepared the Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module for its installation to the space station, demonstrated cleaning techniques for the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint's race ring, and installed a replacement SARJ Trundle Bearing Assembly.

Spacewalk facts :: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 07:31:48 PM EDT :: The first U.S. spacewalk was completed on this date 43 years ago by Gemini IV astronaut Ed White. This was the 195th spacewalk conducted by U.S. astronauts. It was the 110th spacewalk for space station assembly, the 76th out of the Quest airlock.



STS-124 MCC Status Report #07 :: 8:30 p.m. CDT :: HOUSTON – Closely choreographed spacewalking and robotics work led to the installation of a new, and the largest, laboratory on the International Space Station. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide installed the Kibo laboratory noting, “We have a new hope on the International Space Station." Kibo means “hope” in Japanese. Using the station’s robotic arm, Hoshide and astronaut Karen Nyberg removed the lab from Discovery’s payload bay at 3:49 p.m. It was latched in place on the Harmony node at 6:01 p.m. and the installation procedure was complete at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday the crew will enter the new lab. During a six-hour and 48-minute spacewalk, Mike Fossum and Ron Garan prepared the Kibo lab for installation on the station by disconnecting cables and removing covers while it was still in the payload bay. Fossum and Garan also assisted with transfer of the orbiter boom sensor system (OBSS) back to the shuttle from the station, where it has been stored since the last shuttle visit. Now the OBSS is attached to the shuttle robotic arm and can be used for a later inspection of Discovery’s heat shield on flight day 12. The Mission Management Team today decided that a focused inspection of Discovery’s heat shield is not required on flight day 5. The decision was based on a thorough review of imagery and data obtained during the shuttle’s launch, an inspection using the shuttle robotic arm and the orbiter’s approach to the space station. The spacewalkers also demonstrated a technique that may be used to clean debris from the station solar alpha rotary joint, which has known debris degrading its operation. Garan installed a new bearing in the joint and during an inspection of a race ring within the joint, Fossum reported that a spot that had been identified on earlier spacewalks is indeed a divot. Station managers will use that information to continue researching the origin of the damage. Today’s spacewalk was the first of three scheduled for the mission. It was the first for Garan and the fourth for Fossum. It began at 11:22 a.m. and concluded at 6:10 p.m. The next status report will be issued after the crew awakens, which is scheduled for 5:32 a.m. Wednesday, or earlier if events warrant.

Tags: discovery, kibo, sts-124
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