Tags: US | Space | Shuttle

Astronauts Make Last Spacewalk of NASA Shuttle Era

Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 10:15 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The last spacewalk of NASA's space shuttle era is under way nearly 250 miles above Earth.

Space station astronauts Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan Jr. ventured out Tuesday morning.

They'll retrieve a broken ammonia pump outside the International Space Station and pack it aboard the docked shuttle Atlantis. NASA wants the pump brought back so engineers can figure out why it failed last summer. The two will also set up a robotic refueling experiment.

Only four astronauts are flying Atlantis. It's the smallest crew in decades — too small, in fact, to have had time to train for this spacewalk. That's why the job was handed over to the space station crew.

The 13-day flight by Atlantis is the last for the shuttle program.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jerry Boykin: Army Wrong to Punish Chaplain for Spiritual Advice

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 11:27 AM

The Army violated a chaplain's constitutional right of religious freedom , and its own rules , by reprimanding him for g . . .

Opening With Cuba Raises Risks to Florida's Borders

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:38 AM

President Obama's announcement on Wednesday that the United States would normalize relations with Cuba will significantl . . .

WSJ: Cigar Lovers Still Face Long Wait To Puff a Cohiba

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:33 AM

Cigar aficionados who are dreaming of puffing on a nice Cohiba following the White House‚Äôs shift in Cuba policy are like . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved