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Return to Flight spacewalk. Astronaut Soichi Noglichi (from Japan's space agency) waving for the camera. Astronaut Steve Robinson is seen taking the picture reflected in the visor. This was taken during the second spacewalk while space shuttle Discovery was docked to the International Space Station (ISS). During the 7 hour spacewalk the astronauts replaced 1 of the 4 gyroscopes that maintain the ISS's orientation in space. This mission, Return to Flight or STS-114, launched on 26th July 2005. It was the first shuttle mission since Columbia was lost on re-entry on 1st February 2003. Photographed on 1 August 2005.
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