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Space Shuttle Discovery day six update
posted Jun 5, 2008 - 1:35:18pm
DeLand resident John "Big John" Goscinski sent these photos of space shuttle Discovery as it launched from Kennedy Space Center May 31.
(See DeLand resident Rudy Treml's photos.)
Goscinski captured the stunning photos at Cape Canaveral.
Today, June 5, is day six of the Discovery crew's 14-day mission. Astronauts are carrying and assembling parts for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory on the International Space Station.
Day six — Mission Status Updates:
Updates from nasa.gov
• Spacewalkers install Kibo television cameras
An hour and 22 minutes into their spacewalk, Mike Fossum and Ron Garan have completed installing two television cameras to the outside of the Kibo Japanese Pressurized Module, or JPM. The cameras will assist Kibo robotic arm operators as they move payloads and other items from inside the Kibo module to an external "porch" that will be installed on the STS-127 mission.
• Spacewalk statistics
Today's second spacewalk of the STS-124 mission is the 111th spacewalk devoted to space-station assembly and maintenance, the 12th of 2008. Entering today's activity, spacewalkers had spent 692 hours, 52 minutes, assembling and maintaining the space station. In the history of human spaceflight, this is the 196th excursion by U.S. astronauts, the 77th conducted out of U.S. air locks, Mike Fossum's fifth spacewalk, and Ron Garan's second.
Keep your eye on the sky at nasa.gov. Check the NASA Web Site for continuous updates on the Space Shuttle Discovery.
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