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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins is seen during the spacewalk in this photo courtesy of NASA, received December 22, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

Astronauts ready for second spacewalk to repair station

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CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are planning a second and final spacewalk to fix the outpost's cooling system early on Tuesday, a NASA official said.

NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are expected to leave the station's Quest airlock to install a new ammonia pump, space station flight director Judd Frieling said during an interview on NASA Television on Monday.

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