Proud for Women...

Proud for Women...

Postby amrita » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:23 pm

With her latest spacewalk, Sunita is the only female astronaut to have walked in space for more than 40 hoursWilliams and Hoshide built some improvised tools to assist with their installation tasks

The spacewalk was scheduled to last 6.5 hours and included other tasks postponed from last week's excursion if the installation task is completed on time.

Last time, NASA Flight Engineer Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Hoshide spent eight hours and 17 minutes in space, but failed to install a new Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) on the ISS's s-zero truss as they had difficulties driving the bolts to secure the equipment.

The MBSU is a heavy component used to relay power from the station's solar arrays to its systems.

Williams and Hoshide's previous spacewalk was the third longest in history.

The longest of eight hours and 56 minutes was carried out by US astronauts Susan Helms and James Voss in 2001.
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Re: Proud for Women...

Postby bobbyuppal » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:15 pm

It is a very great news.
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