84
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      Saturday
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      Astronauts kicking off first of 3 spacewalks

      It's spacewalking time for the Atlantis astronauts.

      Garrett Reisman and Stephen Bowen will venture outside the shuttle Monday morning to install a spare antenna on the International Space Station. They'll also hook up a storage platform and loosen the bolts on batteries that will be replaced on the following two spacewalks.

      NASA may add an extra chore to the second or third spacewalk. A cable is snagged at the end of the shuttle's inspection boom. Managers say it should be a quick and easy job to free it. The problem prevented the astronauts from conducting a proper inspection of their ship Saturday.

      Atlantis arrived at the space station Sunday. It's the last flight of Atlantis as the shuttle program winds down.

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