Fourth shuttle spacewalk not needed

Aug 04, 2005

A fourth space walk to fix a thermal blanket near shuttle Discovery's left window will not be needed, the crew was told by Mission Control in Houston Thursday.

The Mission Management Team made the decision based on extensive analysis, said a statement by NASA.

Earlier Thursday, the STS-114 and Expedition 11 crews paid tribute to astronauts and cosmonauts who have given their lives for space exploration. Wearing red shirts with the STS-107 patch, each crewmember provided words of tribute and remembrance in their native languages -- English, Russian and Japanese. Following the tribute, the crew had an off-duty period.

TS-114 is the first space shuttle mission to fly since the loss of Columbia and the STS-107 crew -- Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Dave Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark and Ilan Ramon.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Experts and audience contest Pluto's 'dwarf planet' status

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Scripps vessel named for Sally Ride

Apr 17, 2013

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the nation's newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest ...

Remains of astronaut legend Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Sep 15, 2012

The cremated remains of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong were scattered at sea Friday, in a ceremony aboard a US aircraft carrier paying final tribute to the first man to set foot on the moon, NASA said.

Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

Aug 31, 2012

(AP)—Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended ...

Recommended for you

The frequency of high-energy gamma ray bursts

23 minutes ago

In the 1960s a series of satellites were built as part of Project Vela.  Project Vela was intended to detect violations of the 1963 ban on above ground testing of nuclear weapons.  The Vela satellites were ...

What causes the diffraction spikes in images of stars?

33 minutes ago

When stars are portrayed in media, they are often shown with long spikes emanating from them. Perhaps the most common example is that of the "star of Bethlehem" which, according to the story, led the wise ...

An anomaly in satellite flybys confounds scientists

50 minutes ago

When space probes, such as Rosetta and Cassini, fly over certain planets and moons in order to gain momentum and travel long distances, their speed changes slightly for an unknown reason. A Spanish researcher ...

User comments : 0