US astronauts start spacewalk at orbiting lab

Washington (AFP) Feb 28, 2011 Two American astronauts on Monday began the first of two spacewalks at the International Space Station in order to install a permanent module onto the orbiting lab, NASA said. The walk began at 9:46 am Eastern time (1546 GMT), about a half hour earlier than scheduled. Spacewalkers Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew arrived at the ISS aboard the space shuttle Discovery, which launched Thursday on


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