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[b]Longest station spacewalk in history comes to its end[/b]
Repressurization of the Quest airlock began at 2:22 p.m. CDT, ending today's spacewalk by Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson. At eight hours and three minutes, it was the longest spacewalk in the International Space Station's (ISS) history and the sixth longest of all time.
The previous station record of seven hours and 55 minutes was set in 2007 during ISS Expedition 14 by Michael Lopez-Alegria and Sunita Williams.
The longest spacewalk to date was conducted on March 11, 2001. STS-102 astronauts James Voss and Susan Helms spent eight hours and 56 minutes configuring cables for a pressurized mating adapter and installing a lab cradling assembly for the station.
Today's spacewalk was the 148th devoted to space station assembly and maintenance since 1998, the 240th by U.S. astronauts, and the 337th in history.
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