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STS-98 Extravehicular Activities

STS-98, the seventh space shuttle mission in the International Space Station assembly sequence, delivered the most sophisticated science laboratory ever built to the orbital outpost. STS-98ís five-member crew conducted three space walks and used Space Shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm to install the U.S. Destiny Laboratory Module onto the station. The crew also relocated Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 from its current location at the end of the Unity Connecting Module to the end of Destiny. Learn more about the EVAs required to build the station.

EVA Astronauts and Suit Identification
Robert Curbeam: solid white suit
Thomas Jones: red stripes

Shuttle Robot Arm Operator
Marsha Ivins

EVA 1
Robert Curbeam, Thomas Jones
Actual Time: 7 hours, 34 minutes
Actual Start Time: 9:50 a.m. CST, Feb. 10, 2001
Actual End Time: 5:24p.m. CST, Feb. 10, 2001

Relocated Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 from the Unity Module to the Z1 Manual Berthing Mechanism. Disconnected the Assembly Power Converter Unit power cables from Destiny. Then Atlantisí robotic arm connected Destiny to Unity. Finally, Curbeam and Jones connected power cables from Unity to Destiny.

EVA 2
Robert Curbeam, Thomas Jones
Actual Time: 6 hours, 50 minutes
Actual Start Time: 9:59 a.m. CST, Feb. 12, 2001
Actual End Time: 4:49 p.m. CST, Feb. 12, 2001

Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 was moved from its temporary position on the Z1 Truss to the forward end of Destiny. They also installed a pressure control assembly vent, pin covers, space walking aids and the lab's power and data grapple fixture -- the future connection point for the station's robotic arm, which is scheduled to arrive on STS-100, and shutters and a gear box for Destiny's optically pure window.

EVA 3
Robert Curbeam, Thomas Jones
Actual Time 5 hours, 25 minutes
Actual Start Time: 8:48 a.m. CST, Feb. 14, 2001
Actual End Time: 2:13 p.m. CST, Feb. 14, 2001

Curbeam and Jones attached a spare S-band Antenna Support Assembly to the Z1. Then the two astronauts attached electrical and data connections between Destiny and PMA 2. At the conclusion of the space walk, the astronauts practiced carrying a disabled astronaut to safety.

EVA Team
IMAGE: Mission Specialist Thomas Jones during the second spacewalk.
During the second space walk of STS-98 Mission Specialist Thomas Jones waves at crewmembers on the flight deck inside Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Related Links
*Wardrobe for Space
*Preparing for the ISS
*EVA Chronology PDF (3.5M)

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