"Get Ahead" Task Added to Spacewalk

Spacewalk planners have decided to add a “get ahead” task to today’s excursion, since the crew has completed its planned work and is nearly two hours ahead of schedule. Robert Satcher lubricated the Kibo robotic arm snares while Michael Foreman routed a LAN cable on Zarya and mated power cables on a patch panel at the S0 truss.

Now the spacewalkers will deploy the outboard Payload Attach System (PAS) on the Earth-facing side of the Starboard 3 truss. The PAS will allow future missions to store spare parts to the station’s truss segment for future use.