Bowen, Drew Get Ready for First STS-133 Spacewalk

STS123-2ndSpaceWalk

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 05:38:15 -0600

Mission Control in Houston woke the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station crews at 6:23 a.m. EST to the song “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” by Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam, played for Mission Specialist Nicole Stott.

Spacewalk preparations begin at 7:03 a.m. Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew, who spent the night “camping out” in the Quest airlock, are scheduled to begin their excursion at 11:18 a.m. During the 6 hour, 30 minute spacewalk, the pair will install the J612 power extension cable, move a failed ammonia pump module to the External Stowage Platform 2 on the Quest Airlock for return to Earth at a later date, install a camera wedge on the right hand truss segment, install extensions to the mobile transporter rail and expose the Japanese “Message in a Bottle” experiment to space.

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