Astronauts 'Ready To 'Rock 'N' Roll' On Spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Two of the astronauts aboard the orbiting shuttle-station complex are resting up for another spacewalk.

Spacemen Clayton Anderson and Rick Mastracchio will head back outside early Sunday to replace an old ammonia tank at the International Space Station.

They started the big job Friday.

In an interview Saturday, Anderson said one day in between spacewalks provides enough rest.

He said he often played baseball doubleheaders and basketball games on back-to-back days. He also noted: "We're in pretty good shape for old men, and I think we'll be ready to rock 'n' roll." Anderson is 51, and Mastracchio is 50.

Both are members of space shuttle Discovery's visiting crew. They have another week at the space station before departing.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 at 07:51 PM
    We could put those countless billions of OUR tax dollars to much better use ON EARTH. The whole space program is like a kid having fun with the most fancy,expensive toy set in the world...that someone else paid for. This is just one more way that the government wastes our money.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 at 02:43 PM
    If you think our work in space is a waste of money you need to go educate yourself.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 at 06:42 AM
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 at 05:35 AM
    Thank god he did not say RAP!

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