- Associated Press - Monday, February 28, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. (AP) - Two astronauts are taking a spacewalk at the International Space Station.

Stephen Bowen and Alvin Drew floated outside Monday morning. Bowen, a spacewalking veteran, is a last-minute addition to the visiting crew of shuttle Discovery. He’s filling in for an astronaut who hurt himself in a bicycle crash last month.

Drew, meanwhile, is now the world’s 200th spacewalker. He’s making his first spacewalk.

The two astronauts will install an extension cable and move a broken ammonia pump to a better storage location. And in a lighthearted experiment, they’ll open a small metal canister and expose the interior to the vacuum of space. The bottle will be displayed in Japan.

This is the last flight for Discovery.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide