The 12 people currently aboard the orbiting outpost woke up at 6:23 a.m. Monday to a rendition of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” by Davy Knowles (Manx) and Back Door Slam.
The song was dedicated especially to STS-133 Mission Specialist and Florida native Nicole Stott, a graduate from the University of Central Florida and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. And wife of Manxman Christopher Stott!
Bowen and Drew will spend Monday afternoon moving a broken ammonia pump to a better location, installing an extension cable and completing some other chores. Bowen was assigned to the job just a month ago. The original lead spacewalker, Timothy Kopra, was injured in a bicycle accident and pulled off the flight.
Still on crutches, Kopra will help direct the spacewalk from Mission Control.