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Three astronauts currently serving on board the International Space Station (ISS) will help NASA send New Year’s greetings to those attending Tuesday evening’s festivities at Times Square in New York, the US space agency has announced.
Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins began a spacewalk on Tuesday to retrieve a spare pump module from an external stowage platform and install it in the currently vacated slot to restore full cooling capability for the complex.
Saturday’s extra-vehicular activity procedure, the first in a series required to correct issues with a cooling system located outside the International Space Station proved to be more successful than NASA had initially anticipated.
The first of three spacewalks required to fix issues with one of the International Space Station’s (ISS) external coolant systems is scheduled to begin shortly after 7am EDT Saturday morning, NASA officials have confirmed.
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