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Successful Six Hour Spacewalk

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clay Anderson wrapped up a successful six-hour 27-minute spacewalk early Friday, repressurising the space station’s Quest airlock module at 7:58 a.m. EDT.

The astronauts released a 1,700-pound ammonia coolant tank in the shuttle Discovery’s cargo bay so it could be moved to the space station and installed a rate gyro assembly,

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Follow discovery on the STS-131 Mission


Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven astronauts are beginning a 13-day mission to the International Space Station.

Discovery’s two solid rocket boosters ignited right on schedule at 6:21 a.m. EDT, sending the shuttle soaring past the launch tower at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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