As an upper-level weather maker swings into Texas, numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to remain scattered across the Brazos Valley. A few storms could be strong -- with heavy rain, thunder, & occasional lightning -- however, this activity is not expected to become severe. Rain chance will remain in place through mid-morning to midday Friday.
Two spacewalkers, including Aggie Astronaut Michael Fossum, sheepishly lost a spatula in orbit on Wednesday.
But NASA engineers didn't mind much, because the two accomplished their main task of testing a method to apply emergency patches to a shuttle heat shield.
Discovery spacewalkers Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum improved on the method of applying a special mixture to repair the reinforced edges of a space shuttle.
There was only one thing missing from the spacewalk: Sellers' spatula.
It flew overboard, off the right side of the shuttle's payload bay.
The entire crew of Discovery will get a day off Thursday before starting to wind up the mission.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.