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Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency completed the first of three Expedition 41 spacewalks at 2:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next crew to launch to the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore, will participate in a NASA
NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) back up computer. They began the re-pressurization of the Quest airlock at 11:32 a.m. EDT signifying the excursion’s end time.
NASA has announced that a backup computer system onboard the International Space Station will need to be replaced during a spacewalk, and the ongoing problems with the robotic systems could force a previously scheduled SpaceX cargo mission to be postponed.
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.
NASA Television will provide live coverage as three of the crew members on the International Space Station come back to Earth Sunday, Nov. 18.
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