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Third ISS spacewalk set for Monday

The third spacewalk to replace a failed ammonia pump unit on the International Space Station will take place on Monday, NASA has announced. Expedition 24 flight engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock will venture outside the orbiting outpost to finally install a replacement unit and restore the station's full cooling …
Lester Haines, 13 Aug 2010
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Pesky ISS cooling pump: NASA has a plan

NASA reckons it's nailed a way to safely disconnect the failed ammonia cooling system pump which on Saturday refused to play ball with spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock. The pair were tasked with removing the clapped-out unit and slotting in a replacement. However, "due to a leak in the fourth of four ammonia …
Lester Haines, 10 Aug 2010
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ISS cooling pump refuses to come quietly

Spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock have spent a frustrating eight hours, three minutes* outside the International Space Station attemping to swap out the ammonia pump which failed last Saturday night and knocked out half of the station's cooling system. Caldwell Dyson and Wheelock outside the ISS. Pic: NASA …
Lester Haines, 7 Aug 2010
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NASA bumps ISS spacewalk to Saturday

NASA has postponed today's planned spacewalk to replace a failed ammonia pump assembly on the International Space Station, and Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock will now exit the orbiting outpost tomorrow at 10:55 GMT. The agency explains: "Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk experts have made …
Lester Haines, 6 Aug 2010
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ISS set for Friday chill-out

The first spacewalk to replace the International Space Station's failed ammonia pump module will take place on Friday, NASA has announced. The ISS is in a "stable configuration" following Saturday's breakdown of the "Pump Module for loop A that feeds ammonia to maintain the proper cooling for systems and avionics". Attempts …
Lester Haines, 3 Aug 2010
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Atlantis spacewalkers complete ISS battery swap

Mission specialists Michael Good and Garrett Reisman are back aboard the shuttle Atlantis, safe and sound, after a spacewalk of six hours and 46 minutes. On this third and final spacewalk of STS-132, Good and Reisman replaced the final two of the six new 375-pound batteries that Atlantis brought to the International Space …
Rik Myslewski, 21 May 2010
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Atlantis 'nauts wrap boltastic first spacewalk

Atlantis spacewalkers Steve Bowen and Garrett Reisman wrapped their first STS-132 mission spacewalk at 19:19 GMT today, having spent seven hours and 25 minutes outside the ISS. Steve Bowen (right) and Garrett Reisman exit the ISS. Pic: NASA TV The pair successfully installed a second space-to-ground Ku-band antenna for the …
Lester Haines, 17 May 2010
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Brit-born astronaut completes first spacewalk

British-born astronaut Nicholas Patrick (pictured below) yesterday exited the International Space Station on his first spacewalk, accompanying Bob Behnken on the 6-hour, 32-minute EVA to attach the US's Tranquility node and cupola to the orbiting outpost. Nicholas Patrick aboard the ISS. Pic: NASA Once Tranquility was …
Lester Haines, 12 Feb 2010
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NASA develops spaceship work robot called 'R2'

NASA, in partnership with motor globo-mammoth GM, says it has taken a "giant leap in robotic technology", having developed a robot intended to operate alongside humans in space and called - really - R2. Robonaut 2 with stuff. Credit: NASA Ha - your obscure widget is no match for my krenon-ray pistol. As you can see, though …
Lewis Page, 4 Feb 2010
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Endeavour crew wrap final ISS spacewalk

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn yesterday completed the fifth and final spacewalk of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn exit the Quest airlock to begin the fifth and final spacewalk. Pic: NASA During the a four hour, 54 minute excursion …
Lester Haines, 28 Jul 2009
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Endeavour crew prep for final spacewalk

Spacewalkers Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn will today head outside the International Space Station for the fifth and final spacewalk of mission STS-127. The pair are tasked with wrapping some insulation around the the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, aka DEXTRE, and splitting power supply channels to two of the station …
Lester Haines, 27 Jul 2009
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Minor CO2 issue cuts short ISS spacewalk

Mission specialists Chris Cassidy and Dave Wolf yesterday cut short the third STS-127 International Space Station spacewalk, due to "higher than normal carbon dioxide levels" in the former's spacesuit. The minor alert, prompted by a "potential problem ... with the carbon dioxide scrubbing device", meant the pair had to return …
Lester Haines, 23 Jul 2009
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Crew preps for ISS spacewalk

Commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineer Mike Barratt will tomorrow venture outside the International Space Station to prep the Pirs docking module for the arrival of the Russian Mini-Research Module 2. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata aboard the ISS. Pic: NASA The pair are tasked with installing a docking antenna to …
Lester Haines, 4 Jun 2009
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Final Hubble spacewalk done and dusted

Astronauts Andrew Feustel and John Grunsfeld ealier today completed the fifth and final spacewalk of the STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel on the fifth spacewalk. Pic: NASA The mission specialists (see pic: Grunsfeld at left preparing to ride the shuttle's robotic arm) exited …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2009
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'Bolt removal issue' hits Hubble spacewalk

Astronaut Mike Massimino yesterday used some good, old-fashioned brute force to resolve a "bolt removal issue" during the fourth STS-125 mission spacewalk on the Hubble Space Telescope. Mike Good and Mike Massimino during yesterday's fourth spacewalk. Pic: NASA Massimo and Mike Good (see pic) were tasked with replacing a low- …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2009
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Atlantis crews begins second Hubble spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts ventured out of space shuttle Atlantis today for the mission's second of five spacewalks to repair and upgrade the Hubble Telescope. "Trained my whole life for this," said Michael Massimino as he squeezed his six foot frame inside the cramped quarters of the aged space observatory. Massimino and fellow …
Austin Modine, 15 May 2009
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Hubble packing shiny new camera

The Hubble Space Telescope now boasts a shiny new Wide Field Camera 3 following a seven-hour, 20-minute spacewalk by STS-125 mission specialists John Grunsfeld (in pic, below) and Drew Feustel. Andrew Feustel during the first Hubble spacewalk During the excursion, which ended at 20:12 GMT, the pair also replaced the …
Lester Haines, 15 May 2009
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Atlantis grapples Hubble

Space shuttle Atlantis yesterday deployed its robotic arm to successfully capture the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA reports. Atlantis grapples Hubble. Pic: NASA At the controls for the "grapple" (see pic) was mission specialist Megan McArthur, who grabbed the venerable eye in the sky at 17:14 GMT before manoeuvring it onto a " …
Lester Haines, 14 May 2009

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