Astronauts Prepare for Next Spacewalk
SPACE.com Download time: Mar 2 2011 7:24 AM ET
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (March 2) on the last spacewalk of their mission, this time to perform some leftover maintenance work.
Discovery shuttle astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew are slated to don their bulky NASA-issue spacesuits and float outside of the station's Quest airlock at 10:18 a.m. EST (1518 GMT). It's the second and final spacewalk of the mission – Discovery's last spaceflight before being retired.
To distinguish themselves for NASA cameras, Bowen will wear a spacesuit with red stripes while Drew will wear a solid white spacesuit. The excursion is expected to last approximately 6 1/2 hours.…
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See this Space.com story for late information about the spacewalk.