3rd STS131 spacewalk has been conducted

The third out of a scheduled three spacewalks of the space shuttle Discovery’s STS131 mission to the International Space Station has been conducted. The extra vehicular activity (EVA) was conducted by Rick Mastracchio and Clay Anderson and broadcast on NASA TV. The EVA lasted six hours and twenty four minutes and involved plugging in the fuel lines for the new ammonia tanks (the heat sink of the station) and bolting the old one into the shuttle for transport back to Earth. As the shuttle’s ariel dropped off on launch (!) coverage of the EVAs has not been as full as hoped, but that which they did get has been edited into bite sized chunks and placed on NASA’s Youtube Channel:

If you want to see the station fly over your location, check out Heavens Above for times and for the latest info on missions, look at NASA’s twitter feed.


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