Archive - Mar 6, 2009 - Story
Image above: Expedition 18 Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus takes a moment for a photo while working with the LOH- RadGene experiment at the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
The Expedition 18 crew aboard the International Space Station focused on spacewalk preparations Thursday. They also conducted a training exercise for the upcoming STS-119 mission.
Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov completed a variety of tasks in anticipation of next Tuesday's spacewalk including resizing spacesuits, conducting routine spacesuit maintenance and configuring spacewalk tools and equipment. They also tested a pressure equalization valve in the Pirs docking compartment.