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Astronauts end 2nd spacewalk at space station

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts have ended the second
spacewalk of their mission at the international space station.

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Shane Kimbrough returned to an
airlock at the space station after 6 hours and 45 minutes outside
the complex.

The astronauts worked on repairing a jammed joint that allows a
solar wing to follow the sun and generate power.

Before floating out, the astronauts double- and triple-checked their equipment to make sure everything was tied down.

Stefanyshyn-Piper's tool bag slipped away Tuesday after one of
the grease guns inside exploded and got bits of the dark gray stuff
everywhere.

Two more spacewalks are planned during shuttle Endeavour's
nearly two-week trip to the space station.


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