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From: PE1RME
Time: 200130UTC
Date: 18 Mar 2008
Hello ALL,

Report #13
5 a.m. CDT Monday, March 17, 2008
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

HOUSTON – A new robot came alive and moved its arms outside the International Space Station overnight. Astronauts onboard the station moved Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, for the first time.

Station Flight Engineer Garrett Reisman and Mission Specialist Robert L. Behnken first put Dextre through a series of tests to make sure the brakes on the joints on the two 11-foot arms on the robot work. Dextre passed those tests Sunday evening.

Later, Reisman and Behnken were the first to move Dextre’s arms, positioning them for Dextre’s final assembly during the mission’s third spacewalk. The movement was completed at 11:22 p.m. CDT. The placement will allow Behnken and Mission Specialist Rick Linnehan to install additional accessories and remove thermal blankets from Dextre.

Work inside the Japanese Kibo Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurized Section continued ahead of schedule. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Astronaut Takao Doi and European Space Agency Astronaut Leopold Eyharts gathered supplies to prepare for the STS-124 mission, when space shuttle Discovery will bring up Kibo’s laboratory module.

The spacewalkers, Linnehan and Behnken, are camping out in the Quest Airlock. The hatch was closed at 4:53 a.m.

All ten crewmembers are scheduled to awaken at 1:28 p.m.

Preparations for today’s spacewalk will resume at 2:08 p.m. and the spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 6:23 p.m.

The next STS-123 status report will be issued after crew wake-up on Monday, or earlier if events warrant.


Report #14
2 p.m. CDT Monday, March 17, 2008
Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas

HOUSTON – The International Space Station’s newest robot is just one spacewalk away from being fully assembled.

The space shuttle Endeavour’s crew members received their wakeup call at 1:31 p.m. CDT. Their wakeup song for the day was “Sharing the World,” a song written by Pilot Gregory H. Johnson’s brother.

Mission Specialists Rick Linnehan and Robert L. Behnken will spend the day outside the station, performing the mission’s third spacewalk. During this spacewalk, the spacewalkers will be finishing up the assembly of Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator. They’ll add a tool holster, a stowage platform and a camera system to the robot, and then remove thermal covers that have been protecting the robot’s system during its assembly.

The spacewalkers will also get the Spacelab Logistics Pallet on which the robot was assembled ready for return to Earth in the shuttle’s cargo bay, and install some spare equipment – a yaw joint for the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, and two spare direct current switching units – on the station’s exterior for future use.

Before heading back into the station, Behnken will also install on the station’s exterior Materials International Space Station Experiment 6A and 6B. MISSE 6 is a science experiment that will gather data on how materials and coatings are affected by the extreme environment of space. It’s scheduled to stay outside the station for about six months.

The spacewalk is scheduled to start at 6:23 p.m. and should last about six and a half hours.

The next STS-123 status report will be issued near the end of the crew’s day at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, or earlier if events warrant.


73 de Jacob PE1RME
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