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Doing the spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station yesterday to prepare the orbital outpost for life after the United States retires its fleet of three spaceships.

HOUSTON – Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station yesterday to prepare the orbital outpost for life after the United States retires its fleet of three spaceships.

Astronauts Stephen Bowen and Alvin Drew, who arrived at the space station on Saturday aboard the shuttle Discovery, opened the station’s airlock at 9:46 CST to begin a 6½-hour spacewalk.

 
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