JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston -- The crew aboard space shuttle Discovery is getting ready for another space walk Thursday.
Two astronauts are tasked with floating outside to set up TV cameras and take off the covers on a robotic arm for the new space lab they just attached. They'll also do some advance work for a nitrogen-gas tank replacement scheduled for their third and final spacewalk this weekend.
Later this week, a closet of sorts will be attached to the lab. And next spring the final section of the lab will arrive.
Check out one of those spacewalker's interview with News 3. Aggie Mike Fossum's conversation with Steve Fullhart from aboard Discovery is available by clicking here.
Wednesday, the main component of the newest lab was wired up and opened to astronauts for the first time.
Astronauts also installed a new pump to get the space station toilet working properly.
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