Hubble Servicing Mission 4 Blog

Fourth spacewalk ends after 8 hours, 2 minutes.

by colleen on May.17, 2009, under SM4

Astronauts Mike Massimino and Mike Good completed SM4’s fourth spacewalk today in 8 hours, 2 minutes, making it the 6th longest in U.S. spacewalk history.

Massimino marvelled at getting to work in space “as the world goes by” and commented on Hubble, saying it was “a privilege to get to work on this great machine.”

Since so much time was dedicated to the STIS repair today - a bolt with a stripped head gave the spacewalkers some trouble - the New Outer Blanket Layer work will likely be completed during tomorrow’s fifth and final spacewalk of SM4.

Today’s mission status briefing is scheduled to begin no earlier than 6:30 p.m. EDT 0:30 CEST).

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