Spacewalkers put off one planned repair job
Monday, May 18th 2009, 12:03 pm
By: News 9
HOUSTON (AP) -- The latest Hubble Telescope repair spacewalk is over.
The fourth spacewalk lasted just over eight hours -- and still wasn't enough to get everything done.
The astronauts had trouble dislodging a balky bolt that was interfering with repairs. So they resorted to brute force. That worked.
That was only the beginning of a hard-luck day. The balky bolt and other tiny problems put spacewalkers so far behind schedule that they had to abandon the second part of their spacewalk: replacing some worn insulation on the telescope. That's on for tomorrow.
Mission Control says not all of the work may get done tomorrow, but at least part will be attempted.