Mission specialists Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke earlier today wrapped the fourth and final spacewalk of Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the ISS – the last ever EVA by space shuttle crew members. Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke outside the ISS during today's spacewalk. Pic: NASA The pair ventured outside the orbiting outpost …
"surpassed the 1,000th hour astronauts and cosmonauts have spent spacewalking in support of space station assembly and maintenance"
This mirrors almost to the hour my experience with computers. 99% of their uptime is spent downloading upgrades, patches, bugfixes and malware and applying same (GOTO Sentence_start).
Planking opportunity missed
NASA: I am dissapoint!
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
"Last ever shuttle crew spacewalk"
I was sort of expecting to hear that one of the astronauts to deliver a Gene Cernan-esque speech upon completing the EVA. ("...we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind...")
Probably not, since 'nauts will continue to visit the ISS, just not using the shuttle anymore.
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