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Discovery crew went out on space walk

July 30 2005
14:15

The astronauts of shuttle Discovery - American Steve Robinson and Soichi Noguchi, the Japanese - have opened the door and went out into space, NASA said the expert.

"Work on the outer surface of the spacecraft will last for approximately six and a half hours. During that time, astronauts will have to test a special glue to investigate the possibility of repairing minor damage to shuttle's thermal protection, and reconfigure a faulty power supply gyroscope number two in charge of the orientation of the ISS in space", - he said.

"Astronauts try to patch up minor damage to the adhesive composition, reminiscent of the epoxy, to prove the feasibility of such a repair shuttle real skin," - said the expert.

Then the astronauts will be engaged in a reconfiguration of a faulty power supply unit of the American gyroscope number two, reports RIA Novosti.

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