Today was the start of installation, with the first major spacewalk.
Astronauts James Reilly, on his fourth spacewalk, and Danny Olivas, on his first, began today's spacewalk at 4:02 p.m. EDT as the space station flew 208 miles over the southern Pacific Ocean. Must have been an amazing view!
"Danny and J.R., have a great" spacewalk, Mission Control told the astronauts.
"Thank you. See you in a few hours," Olivas responded.Read Full Story
Astronaut James Reilly has been on 4 spacewalks and is an active member of NASA's astronaut crew.