Space Station Space Walk

December 14, 2000


Provided by: NASA
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster

On day 6 of mission STS-97, Mission Specialists Joe Tanner and Carlos Noriega took a stroll in space and among other chores, they connected power lines from the P6 solar arrays to the International Space Station, moved the S-band antenna, and used the wireless video systems mounted on the top of their EVA suits to provide images of the tensioning system on the starboard P6 solar array. This was all performed 235 miles above the Earth. STS 97 was perhaps the most successful shuttle mission to date in terms of how much was accomplished in readying the International Space Station for eventual occupancy.

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