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article imageThird Space Walk Marks Halfway Point of Mission to ISS

By Tim Neale     Mar 18, 2008 in Science
Mission Specialists Rick Linnehan and Robert L. Behnken have completed the third spacewalk on day 8 of space shuttle Endeavour’s 17-day construction and maintenance mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The pair fitted the Canadian-built Dextre robotic arm with a "tool belt," cameras and other accessories during a 6 hour 53 minutes excursion that finished at 1:44 a.m. EDT.
Linnehan and Garrett Reisman installed the first component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory on a day 4 spacewalk. Linnehan and Mission Specialist Mike Foreman had assembled and installed the Dextre robotic arm on day 6 of the mission.
The STS-123 mission has reached the halfway mark, with two space walks remaining. These will be primarily be occupied with maintenance of the ISS.
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