Astronauts leave space station for second spacewalk

February 25, 2015 2:22 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Wednesday for the second of three spacewalks to begin preparing parking spots for new commercial space taxis.

Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore, 52, and flight engineer Terry Virts, 47, left the station’s Quest airlock just after 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT) and headed to the space shuttle’s old docking port, a NASA Television broadcast showed.

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