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STS-97 Extravehicular Activities

STS-97 carried a crew of five on an 11-day mission that included three space walks designed to install the P6 Integrated Truss Segment and its associated solar arrays that will generate power for the U.S. segments of the International Space Station. Learn more about the EVAs required to build the station.

EVA Astronauts and Suit ID
Joe Tanner: red stripes
Carlos Noriega: solid white suit

Shuttle Robot Arm Operators
EVA 1 Marc Garneau
EVA 2 Mike Bloomfield

EVA 1
Joe Tanner, Carlos Noriega
Actual Time: 7 hours, 33 minutes
Actual Start Time: 12:35 p.m. CST, Dec. 3, 2000
Actual End Time: 8:08 p.m. CST, Dec. 3, 2000
11th International Space Station space walk
55th space shuttle space walk
Total Space Walk Time on the Space Station: 77 hours, 7 minutes

Attached the P6 Integrated Truss Structure to the Z1 Truss, which was delivered to the station during STS-92. Prepared the solar arrays for deployment. Prepared the radiator for the power system deployment.

EVA 2
Joe Tanner, Carlos Noriega
Actual Time: 6 hours, 37 minutes
Actual Start Time: 11:21 a.m. CST, Dec. 5, 2000
Actual End Time: 5:58 p.m. CST, Dec. 5, 2000
12th International Space Station space walk
56th space shuttle space walk
Total Space Walk Time on the Space Station: 83 hours, 44 minutes

Configured the space station for use of the power from the P6. Positioned the S-band for use by the space station. Prepared the station for the arrival of the U.S. Laboratory on Flight 5A.

EVA 3
Joe Tanner, Carlos Noriega
Time: 5 hours, 10 minutes
Actual Start Time: 10:13 a.m. CST, Dec. 7, 2000
Actual End Time: 3:23 p.m. CST, Dec. 7, 2000
13th International Space Station space walk
57th space shuttle space walk
Total Space Walk Time on the Space Station: 88 hours, 54 minutes

Positioned a floating potential probe to measure the plasma field surrounding the space station following the activation of the solar arrays, and help determine the effectiveness of the plasma contactor units. Performed get-ahead tasks that were planned for future space station assembly missions. Performed repair work to increase tension in the starboard solar array blankets that did not stretch out completely during deployment.

EVA Team
IMAGE: Astronaut Joe Tanner during space walk
Mission Specialist Joe Tanner clings to the side of the International Space Station during the third space walk.
Hardware
IMAGE: Animation of Endeavour docked to the station.
This is an animation of Space Shuttle Endeavour docked to the International Space Station after the P6 Integrated Truss has been installed and its solar arrays unfurled. STS-97 Preflight Videos
Related Links
*Wardrobe for Space
*Preparing for the ISS
*EVA Chronology PDF (3.5M)
*EVA Reference Data (820 Kb)
*Preflight Mission Videos
*Floating Potential Probe
*Plasma Contactor Units
*Circuit Isolation Device

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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