Thursday, February 08, 2007

Heard The News? ISS Crew Sets New Record--Pass It On

NASA Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria set a new U.S. spacewalking record during their third EVA in little more than a week. The stepped-up pace of work is meant to help bring the station to a point where more scientific research can be conducted, the crew can be expanded and new labors on other space-related missions can be conducted. If all goes well, by this time next year there will be six astronauts on board, rather than the three-person crew which has manned the station for several years now.

The new U.S spacewalking record of 58 hours 32 minutes is still a long ways from the all-time record set by Russian Cosmonaut Anatoly Solovyoz of 82 hours. But for the Americans it is a step in the right direction...

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