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Discovery repaired in open space

August 1 2005
09:59

U.S. astronaut Stephen Robenson and Japanese Soichi Noguchi, who arrived at the ISS the crew of U.S. space shuttle Discovery, will go into space on Monday to repair the bottom of the fuselage of the shuttle "Discovery". Such a possibility is now considering leadership of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), said "true."

According to preliminary data, the duration of output is about 6,5 hours. Exit will be made in U.S. spacesuits EMU, which have been delivered to the ISS on the shuttle. The main purpose of output will repair gyrodine, however, if the astronauts will have time, they can perform and additional operations in outer space ", - reported in NASA sends" Interfax.

Earlier on Monday by NASA, treat all information about problems on the shuttle, intended to definitively declare the term of returning the shuttle to Earth. It is assumed that the mission of Discovery will be completed on August 8.


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