Spacewalk on Wednesday: York's Steve MacLean

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Spacewalk on Wednesday: York´s Steve MacLean
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2006 -- York alumnus Steve MacLean is scheduled to start a spacewalk at 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, along with fellow mission specialist Dan Burbank.

It is the second spacewalk performed by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which lifted off for the International Space Station on Saturday. A new truss was installed on Tuesday, which will provide power, data and communication services for the station.

Full details and updates on the mission and its schedule, as well as NASA TV Webcasts, can be seen at NASA´s main shuttle page.

A direct feed from NASA is being shown in the lobby of the Computer Science & Engineering Building daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the duration of the shuttle mission.

MacLean, a member of the York University Alumni Association board, sent an e-mail to York President & Vice-Chancellor Lorna R. Marsden early in his mission to describe the view from space (see the Sept. 12 issue of YFile). He documented his pre-launch preparations in a diary published in the Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 issues of YFile. This is 51-year-old MacLean?s second flight into space ? his first was in 1992 ? and the first space walk for the physicist, who earned a BSc and PhD in physics at York as well as an honorary degree.

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cool stuff.
(in reply to: Spacewalk on Wednesday: York's Steve MacLean)
I heard he fucked up or something.

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