ISS – The Window on the World

For your great enjoyment, images from the third EVA and the installation of the Cupola on the Tranquility Node 3.

Depressurizing Airlock With Astronauts
Image Credit: NASA TV
Depressurizing Airlock With Astronauts
Tranquility and Cupola
Image Credit: NASA TV
Tranquility and Cupola
EVA 3 Handrail Installation
Image Credit: NASA TV
EVA 3 Handrail Installation
Opening Window 7 - First Light
Image Credit: NASA TV
Opening Window 7 – First Light
Closing Window 7
Image Credit: NASA TV
Closing Window 7
Installing Handrails on the Night Side
Image Credit: NASA TV
Installing Handrails on the Night Side
Cupola on the Night Side
Image Credit: NASA TV
Cupola on the Night Side
Opening Window 2 - Last Window to be Tested
Image Credit: NASA TV
Opening Window 2 – Last Window to be Tested

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At 11:30 PM Phoenix time (1:30 AM EST) the astronauts are 4 hours into their EVA and have completed the installation of the Cupola on the Tranquility Node 3. All of the windows on the Cupola have been tested.

The astronauts are currently routing wiring and cables for Tranquility.

And finally, all the windows open at the same time. We are looking down at the Sahara Desert.

You can see where each of the ISS modules are located in this exploded view. Tranquility and the Cupola are in blue.

Routing cables for Tranquility
Image Credit: NASA TV
Routing cables for Tranquility
Open Cupola - Sahara Desert
Image Credit: NASA TV
Open Cupola – Sahara Desert
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