Astronaut hurt in bicycle accident

NASA officials say an astronaut who had been slated for a spacewalk on the upcoming shuttle mission has been hurt in a bicycle accident.

The space agency said in a release late Saturday that Tim Kopra will be OK. But officials are still evaluating if he’ll be able to perform his duties when the shuttle Discovery launches to the International Space Station on Feb. 24.

The STS-133’s 11-day mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch Feb. 24.

The shuttle’s primary goal is to deliver the new Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) to the space station, NASA said. The PMM will provide additional storage for the station crew and experiments may be conducted inside it, such as fluid physics, materials science, biology and biotechnology.

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