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STS-129 – the first EVA.
On November 20, 2009 two astronauts from U.S. shuttle Atlantis crew performed the first spacewalk of their current mission to the International Space Station. Spacewalkers Michael Foreman and Robert Satcher completed a 6-hour and 37-minute spacewalk at 04:01 p.m. EST (21.01 UTC). The astronauts installed a spare communications antenna on the exterior of the orbital station, hooked up some cables and greased a robotic arm on the Kibo module. They also managed to do some extra maintenance work scheduled for the second spacewalk of the current STS-129 mission.
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Russian military satellite launch.
On November 20, 2009 at 10:44 UTC Russia's Space Forces launched a Soyuz-U carrier rocket with a Kosmos-series military satellite. The rocket was launched from the Plesetsk space center in north Russia and successfully orbited a satellite that was assigned the serial number Kosmos-2455.
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STS-129 / ISS docking.
On November 18, 2009 the American Space Shuttle "Atlantis” (STS-129) docked with the International Space Station at 16:51 UTC. It has delivered over 13 tons of supplies and equipment to the orbital station. Atlantis mission will return ISS crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is planned to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight. Stott spent two and a half month on board the ISS. Only five U.S. space shuttle missions remain before the shuttle fleet is retired next year.
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