Space Station Flight 7A|
July 12, 2001
4:04 a.m. CDT
than 5 minutes|
10:08 p.m. CDT
11:54 p.m. CDT
10:39 p.m. CDT
Canadarm2 moves the Quest Airlock into position for installation
onto the space station's Unity Node.
Delivers Quest to International Space Station
Space Shuttle Atlantis spent 13 days in orbit, eight of those
days docked with the International Space Station. While at
the orbital outpost, the STS-104 crew delivered the Quest
Airlock and installed it on the station's Unity Node.
Two Flight Engineer Susan Helms used the space station's robot
arm, Canadarm2, to lift Quest from the orbiter's payload bay.
At the same time, STS-104 Mission Specialists Michael Gernhardt
and James Reilly conducted a space walk, guiding Helms' movements
as she installed Quest onto the station.
later Gernhardt and Reilly would use the brand-new airlock
for the third space walk of the mission.
Specialist James Reilly made history on July 20, 2001,
gliding through the space station's new airlock for the
first station-based exterior space walk.
Space Walks Prepare Quest for Use
Mission Specialists Michael Gernhardt and James Reilly conducted
three space walks while Space Shuttle Atlantis was docked
to the International Space Station. They spent a total of
16 hours and 30 minutes outside.
the first space walk, Gernhardt and Reilly assisted in the
installation of the airlock. During the second and third excursions,
they focused on the external outfitting of the Quest Airlock
with four High Pressure Gas Tanks, handrails and other vital