Discovery astronauts begin spacewalk for ISS work

June 8th, 2008 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, June 8 (DPA) Two astronauts from the Discovery space shuttle began a spacewalk Sunday to carry out further work on the International Space Station (ISS). Discovery astronauts Mike Fossum and Ron Garan were set to spend more than six hours installing a new nitrogen tank on the ISS and to carry out further work installing a robot arm on the Japanese module Kibo.

It is the third and final spacewalk scheduled during the current 14-day Discovery mission.

Fossum and Garan last Thursday carried out a seven-hour, 11-minute spacewalk installing two video cameras to the Kibo module.

That had been the 111th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance on the ISS since construction began in 1998.

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