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Day 4 of NASA mission to International Space Station
Expedition 16 flight engineer Astronaut Garrett Reisman uses a digital camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's first scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA) at the International Space Station on March 14, 2008. Also visible in the reflections in the visor are various components of the station, the docked Space Shuttle Endeavour and a blue and white portion of Earth. During the seven-hour and one-minute spacewalk, Reisman and STS-123 mission specialist astronaut Rick Linnehan (out of frame) prepared the Japanese logistics module-pressurized section (JLP) for removal from Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay, opened the Centerline Berthing Camera System on top of the Harmony module, removed the Passive Common Berthing Mechanism and installed both the Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) tool change out mechanisms on the Dexter robotic system, the final element of the station's Mobile Servicing System. (UPI Photo/NASA)
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Garrett Erin Reisman (born February 10, 1968 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American engineer and NASA astronaut. He was a backup crew member for Expedition 15 and joined Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station for a short time before becoming a member of Expedition 17. He returned to Earth 14 June 2008 on board STS-124 on the Space Shuttle Discovery. He is currently in space on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-132) as of May 2010.

Reisman attended Central Middle School, is a 1986 graduate of Parsippany High School, a 1990 graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1997, respectively.

Reisman was assigned as a long duration crewmember on the International Space Station. He launched as Mission Specialist 5 aboard the STS-123 Space Shuttle mission on March 11, 2008. After docking he stayed onboard as Flight Engineer 2 for part of Expedition 16 and part of Expedition 17. Having completed his mission, he returned to Earth as Mission Specialist 5 aboard STS-124 on June 14, 2008. During his time onboard the ISS he had seen two visiting Space Shuttles and the installation of the Special Purpose Dextrious Manipulator (SPDM) and the pressurized section of the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo".

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