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NASA begins its ISS repairs, the first 6.5-hour spacewalk has begun

NASA begins its first ISS repairs, with a 6.5-hour spacewalk

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Dec 22, 2013 6:39 am

Four days ago we reported that NASA had ordered urgent repairs to the International Space Station (ISS), with these repairs now beginning with a 6.5-hour spacewalk.

 

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Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins will begin the repairs, where they will hopefully replace a faulty piece of cooling equipment. This is the first of three spacewalks the astronauts will do, with the last one happening on Christmas Day, just a dew days from now.

NEWS SOURCES:Arstechnica.com

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