Spacewalk support personnel quickly teamed up for a solution to cover the Tranquility module’s port after a thermal and micrometeoroid shield was inadvertently lost during today’s spacewalk. The team supporting EVA Officer John Mularski explored options in a room nearby Mission Control, and chose to install a cover that had been removed earlier from the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3.

The Pressurized Mating Adapter is now connected to the Tranquility module on the International Space Station. There was an unfortunate loss of a shield from the Tranquility module, as well. This is detailed, below. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 2:33 p.m. EDT. During the spacewalk,… Continue reading ADAPTER CONNECTED TO TRANQUILITY MODULE

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