Astronauts Prepare for Third and Final Spacewalk

Today’s wake up music was “Space Rise,” written and performed by Larry Whitehair and played at 2:28 a.m. EST for Atlantis Mission Specialist Mike Foreman.

Astronauts Robert Satcher Jr. and Randy Bresnik are ready to begin the third and final spacewalk of the STS-129 mission. They camped out in the Quest Airlock overnight to prepare for the task. The spacewalkers are scheduled to start an hour late at about 8:18 a.m. EST. Spacewalk veteran Foreman will be the intravehicular crew member and will help direct today’s activities and coordinate communications between the spacewalkers and Mission Control in Houston.