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Mission Control placed a special jar of peanuts on its main desk in Houston for good luck. "So I'm pretty sure this is going to go swimmingly," Mission Control assured the crew.
In a blog on NASA's web site, Williams wrote earlier this week, "Lots of folks suggested that WD40 would do the trick, but getting a can of that stuff to work in space is sort of difficult. So, we have a couple other tricks up our sleeve."
Williams, a Navy captain making her sixth spacewalk, was on the verge of becoming the most experienced female spacewalker in the world.
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