CAPE CANAVERAL (CBS4) – Having successfully completed the last spacewalk of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program, the 10 astronauts aboard the International Space Station are now high-flying ‘moving men’.
Atlantis delivered a year’s worth of food, clothes and other supplies to the orbiting platform. Both crews are unloading the cargo carrier that flew up on the shuttle. They will fill it back up with space station trash and discarded equipment for return to Earth next week.
During Tuesday’s spacewalk two space station residents retrieved a broken ammonia pump and stowed it on board Atlantis for a trip back to Earth. They also attached a robot experiment to the station.
The 13-day mission is the last ever for a space shuttle. After that, all three shuttles will become museum displays.
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