ISS spacewalk successful, science mission continues

October 15, 2014 10:14 PM

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ISS spacewalk successful, science mission continues

The second Expedition 41 spacewalk aboard the International Space Station took place October 15 and it was very successful. American astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore spent six-and-a-half hours outside the station performing maintenance tasks, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst was inside coordinating the two.

Wiseman and Wilmore replaced a failed power regulator on a starboard solar array that failed back in May. Since then, the station has operated on seven power channels instead of eight, but bringing the station back to full power ensures even more redundancy and allows for more power to be used for ...

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