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Friday, 27 May 2011
Record 1000 Hours on Final Shuttle Spacewalk
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Astronauts and cosmonauts have now spent 1,000 hours spacewalking for assembly and maintenance of the International Space Station.
Spacewalkers Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff surpassed the 1,000th hour 4 hours and 47 minutes into today's spacewalk, at 5:02 a.m. EDT. It is the final spacewalk of this mission and the last ever by space shuttle astronauts.