STS-117 Shuttle Mission Imagery

S117-E-06901 (11 June 2007) — Astronauts Jim Reilly (out of frame) and John “Danny” Olivas (partially obscured, center), both STS-117 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA), as construction resumes on the International Space Station. Among other tasks, Reilly and Olivas connected power, data and cooling cables between S1 and S3; released the launch restraints from and deployed the four solar array blanket boxes on S4 and released the cinches and winches holding the photovoltaic radiator on S4. Earth’s horizon and a crescent moon are visible at right.

STS-117 Shuttle Mission Imagery

S117-E-07258 (13 June 2007) — Astronauts Patrick Forrester and Steven Swanson (out of frame), both STS-117 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s second planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA), as construction resumes on the International Space Station. Among other tasks, Forrester and Swanson removed all of the launch locks holding the 10-foot-wide solar alpha rotary joint in place and began the solar array retraction.

STS-117 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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