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June 19, 2007

Space Shuttle Atlantis Departs Space Station After 10 Day Repair Mission : GlobalGiants.com

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Anchored to a foot restraint on the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) or Canadarm2, astronaut Patrick Forrester, STS-117 mission specialist, participates in the mission's second planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA), as construction resumes on the International Space Station. Among other tasks, Forrester and astronaut Steven Swanson (out of frame), mission specialist, removed all of the launch locks holding the 10-foot-wide solar alpha rotary joint in place and began the solar array retraction.

Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to the station is visible at left and is scheduled to return to Cape Canaveral on Thursday (Consolidated News Photos). |GlobalGiants.com|


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