Spacewalkers to Begin Final Task of First Spacewalk
The spacewalkers have successfully completed the installation of the
new SIC&DH into the telescope and the old unit into its carrier in
the space shuttle's payload bay. Grunsfeld also installed a soft
capture mechanism, which will allow future vehicles to attach to the
telescope. The mechanism was attached to the flight support system that
connects the shuttle to the telescope.
Their final scheduled
task for the day will be to install three latch-over-center kits that
will allow for faster opening and closing of the telescope doors during
the third spacewalk.
Posted at 08:01 am by senthil