Westchester native one of the spacewalkers
The last spacewalk of the space shuttle era is under way, and one of the two astronauts doing it is a Westchester native.
Ron Garan must fix a broken ammonia pump so Atlantis can return safely back to earth.
After getting suited up, Garan and flight engineer Michael Fossum began their crucial six and a half hour mission, to fix a broken pump and conduct a few experiments.
Today NASA announced the shuttle will stay in space one day longer than it originally anticipated.
The crew now has time to unpack more items and move them into the international station. Atlantis is now expected to touch ground on July 21.