Astronauts successfully replace faulty pump on ISS

December 25, 2013 12:11 AM

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Astronauts successfully replace faulty pump on ISS

NASA astronauts Tuesday successfully replaced a faulty fluid pump in the International Space Station, following two days of work in the open vacuum of space 260 miles above the Earth's surface.

The 7 1/2-hour spacewalk was only the second in NASA history to occur on Christmas Eve. The first was in 1999, when astronauts made repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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