facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Fourth shuttle spacewalk not needed

Aug. 4, 2005 at 3:13 PM   |   Comments

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A fourth space walk to fix a thermal blanket near shuttle Discovery's left window will not be needed, the crew was told by Mission Control in Houston Thursday.

The Mission Management Team made the decision based on extensive analysis, said a statement by NASA.

Earlier Thursday, the STS-114 and Expedition 11 crews paid tribute to astronauts and cosmonauts who have given their lives for space exploration. Wearing red shirts with the STS-107 patch, each crewmember provided words of tribute and remembrance in their native languages -- English, Russian and Japanese. Following the tribute, the crew had an off-duty period.

TS-114 is the first space shuttle mission to fly since the loss of Columbia and the STS-107 crew -- Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Dave Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark and Ilan Ramon.

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement 6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement
2
NASA orbiter beams back images of Siding Spring comet NASA orbiter beams back images of Siding Spring comet
3
An ancient tsunami wrecked Hawaii; it could happen again An ancient tsunami wrecked Hawaii; it could happen again
4
DC drone hobbyists in limbo over flying locations DC drone hobbyists in limbo over flying locations
5
Protestors object plans to build telescope on land sacred to native Hawaiians Protestors object plans to build telescope on land sacred to native Hawaiians
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback