STS-128 Flight Day 5 Gallery

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    ISS020-E-037367 (1 Sept. 2009) --- A close-up view of a Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-6) on the exterior of the Columbus laboratory is featured in this image photographed by a space walking astronaut during the STS-128 mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA). MISSE collects information on how different materials weather in the environment of space. MISSE was later placed in Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo bay for its return to Earth.

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    ISS020-E-037369 (1 Sept. 2009) --- A close-up view of a Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-6) on the exterior of the Columbus laboratory is featured in this image photographed by a space walking astronaut during the STS-128 mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA). MISSE collects information on how different materials weather in the environment of space. MISSE was later placed in Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay for its return to Earth. A portion of a payload bay door is visible in the background.

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    ISS020-E-037371 (1 Sept. 2009) --- A close-up view of a Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-6) on the exterior of the Columbus laboratory is featured in this image photographed by a space walking astronaut during the STS-128 mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA). MISSE collects information on how different materials weather in the environment of space. MISSE was later placed in Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay for its return to Earth. A portion of a payload bay door is visible in the background. The blackness of space and Earth's horizon provide the backdrop for the scene.

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    ISS020-E-037372 (1 Sept. 2009) --- A close-up view of a Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE-6) on the exterior of the Columbus laboratory is featured in this image photographed by a space walking astronaut during the STS-128 mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA). MISSE collects information on how different materials weather in the environment of space. MISSE was later placed in Space Shuttle Discovery's payload bay for its return to Earth. A portion of a payload bay door is visible in the background.

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    S128-E-007394 (1 Sept. 2009) --- NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, STS-128 mission specialist, works in the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), temporarily attached to the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    S128-E-007403 (1 Sept. 2009) --- European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang, STS-128 mission specialist, is pictured floating freely in the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), temporarily attached to the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    S128-E-007410 (1 Sept. 2009) --- NASA astronaut Rick Sturckow, STS-128 commander, works with a video camera in the Columbus laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    S128-E-007412 (1 Sept. 2009) --- NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, STS-128 mission specialist, floats through a hatch into the Harmony node of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    S128-E-007418 (1 Sept. 2009) --- European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang, STS-128 mission specialist, is pictured in the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), temporarily attached to the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    S128-E-007029 (1 Sept. 2009) --- Astronaut John "Danny" Olivas, STS-128 mission specialist, participates in the mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 35-minute spacewalk, Olivas and astronaut Nicole Stott (out of frame), mission specialist, removed an empty ammonia tank from the station's truss and temporarily stowed it on the station's robotic arm. Olivas and Stott also retrieved the European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF) and Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) from the Columbus laboratory module and installed them on Discovery's payload bay for return.