Evansville Courier and Press from Evansville, Indiana on October 19, 2000 · 4
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Evansville Courier and Press from Evansville, Indiana · 4

Evansville, Indiana
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Thursday, October 19, 2000
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w r A4 EVANSVILLE COURIERS PRESS THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 2000 yn Firing up their jetpacks Associated Press Astronauts Jeff Wisoff and Michael Lopez temational space station Wednesday during AlegriamovepasttheUnitymoduleofthein- a televised spacewalk Spacewalkers cruise around yMARCUDUMI APanapanwMer CAPE CANAVERAL Fla — Two spacewalking astronauts wrapped up construction work outside the international pace station on Wednesday then find up their jetpacks and cruised around Jeff Wisoff and Michael Lopez-Alegria took turns jetting over and around space shuttle Discovery’s payload bay to test the small nitrogen-powered rocket backpack that could someday save an astronauts life They wen on a leash the whole time But it was a loose leash ‘Jeff what’s it like being a satellite?” one of the astronauts inside Discovery asked as Wisoff propelled himself 240 miles above Earth ‘Pretty awesome” Wisoff replied Later he murmured: ‘Like falling in Iowa" NASA insisted the walkers be tethered far the jet- pack damnnatmi'inm Rai-piii Discovery is docked to the space station the shuttle could not immediately dash after the if their jetpacks firilad The miniatun jetpack MMa caUed Sa&l is meant for use on a space station Without the jetpack an Earlier Wednesday the two astronauts completed the Discovery crew’s fourth and final spacewalk in aa many days to install two new space station components The astronauts prepared the space station for the arrival of hugs solar panda in Decern her an American lab module in January and the orbiting outpost's first full-time residents scheduled to move in in No- could drift away and become lost in "safor is tthv4i arnnlW and lees powerful than the BnrV Rogers-like jetpack that was used a few times by shuttle astronauts in 1984 That device has long since — u — J D66Q reared Wisoff tried out the jetpack first slowly propelling himself toward the shuttle cargo bay and pausing to perform some twists and turns It was deliberately slow-going to simulate an emergency LopesrAIegria was ' at WiaofFs side the entire time Then they changed places Each test flight lasted just minutes and spanned only 50 ‘Closest I’ve ever felt like Buzz Lightyear Wisoff confided later in the day DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR LUNGS? 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