Last Monday, two astronauts from Discovery’s final mission stepped outside the International Space Station, to complete some unfinished work and to make the veteran shuttle’s exodus, a memorable journey in the history of space science.
The two astronauts were Stephen Bowen and Al Drew. These two space walkers had huge duties bestowed upon them.
The vacuum and low temperature in space makes the space walk a challenging task. They departed from the U.S. Quest airlock at 11:18 am, dressed in specially designed protective spacesuit.
This was the 154th spacewalk, since the first two station building blocks were connected in 1998.
At the outset, Stephen Bowen was not the chosen spacewalker for this mission, but as spacewalker Tim Kopra met a bicycle accident, in January, Bowen replaced him in this mission.