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NASA confirmed on Thursday that the ammonia leak its astronauts fixed on the International Space Station last week is officially plugged up.
The Expedition 35 crew members landed safely in southern Kazakhstan Monday evening after spending 146 days in space.
A spacewalk to inspect and possibly replace a pump controller box believed to be the source of an ammonia leak on the International Space Station’s external cooling system has been approved and will take place on Saturday.
An ammonia leak has been found in the external cooling system on the International Space Station, according to NASA. The leak was discovered by Expedition 35 crew members on Thursday at about 10:30 a.m. CDT, after they reported seeing white flakes floating away from the station’s P6 truss structure.
The International Space Station’s Expedition 35 crew kicked off the workweek Monday supporting a variety of science experiments, preparing for an upcoming spacewalk and monitoring the departure of a Russian cargo craft.
Students and teachers from the Triangle area of North Carolina will speak with NASA Expedition 34 flight engineer Tom Marshburn aboard the International Space Station at 10:15 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 5. The space-to-ground conversation will be open to news media and carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Students will gather at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to ask astronaut Marshburn questions about life, work and research aboard the orbiting laboratory,...
Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...
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