Astronauts complete spacewalk on ISS

March 1, 2015 5:44 PM

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NASA astronauts have successfully completed their third spacewalk in just over a week to complete an extensive cable job at the International Space Station.

The work – involving nearly 800 feet (244 metres) of cable over three spacewalks – is needed for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA. A pair of docking ports will fly up later this year, followed by the capsules themselves, with astronauts aboard, in 2017.

Also read: Spaceship carrying three-man crew docks with ISS, NASA TV reports

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