Adding Power June 13, 2007Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos.
Tags: Earth, extravehicular activity (EVA), International Space Station, Jim Reilly, John "Danny" Olivas, NASA, Solar Array, STS-117
Astronaut Jim Reilly, an STS-117 mission specialist, participated in the mission’s first planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA), as construction resumes on the International Space Station. Among other tasks, Reilly and fellow mission specialist John “Danny” Olivas connected power, data and cooling cables between S1 and S3. They also released the launch restraints from, and deployed the four solar array blanket boxes on S4, and released the cinches and winches holding the photo voltaic radiator on S4. Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space provided the backdrop for the scene.