NASA Audio File

Spacewalk Managers Weigh-In On Third And Final EVA
08.16.10
 
During a briefing on Aug. 16 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, officials discussed the completion of the final planned spacewalk to replace an ammonia pump module that failed July 31. Astronauts Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson spent over seven hours installing a spare pump module.

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KIRK SHIREMAN, International Space Station Deputy Program Mgr.

Cut 1 - (00:09) “We still have some more activities this afternoon and tomorrow to fully recover from the pump module failure, but things are certainly looking positive and we’re looking forward to that.” 
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KIRK SHIREMAN, International Space Station Deputy Program Mgr.

Cut 2 - (00:14) “We’re looking forward and we’ve reprioritized our research for the remainder of this increment to make sure that we capture all of the life science research that uses these crew members as samples and so we’ll  be focusing on that research.”
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COURTENAY MCMILLAN, Expedition 24 Spacewalk Flight Director

Cut 1 - (00:20) “The pump itself was installed successfully; it checked out great!  We saw good pressure of the nitrogen inside the pump during its initial checkout; we had good data checkouts to the pump, and we were able to do what’s called a ‘bump start,’ test that actually spins the pump a little bit and we got it up to a 1000 rpm, so it is looking good.” 
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COURTENAY MCMILLAN, Expedition 24 Spacewalk Flight Director



Cut 2 - (00:09) “The team in mission control, right now, is working on re-pressurizing Loop Alpha so we hope to be able to get that loop up and running in the next couple of hours.” 
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