Final spacewalk underway

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) -- Two astronauts aboard the hooked-up shuttle-space-station complex are now in a six-and-a-half hour space walk.

They're installing some experiments on the newly delivered European science lab and retrieving an old gyroscope. If they have time, they'll check out a chip on a handrail which may have been caused by a tiny meteorite. That could be where spacewalkers have torn their gloves during recent outings.

The two spacewalkers also hope to have time to inspect a jammed rotary joint needed to turn one of the space station's two sets of huge solar power wings.

The crew's musical wake-up call from NASA this morning was a German tune whose title translates to "Marble Breaks and Iron Bends." German crewmember Hans Schlegel says the tune talks about finding a great love, adding that he's found that with his wife.

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