NASA Delays Spacewalk Due To Suit Problem

February 21, 2015 12:06 AM

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Spacewalks scheduled for travelers aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been delayed, due to possible problems with a spacesuit. Those extravehicular activities (EVAs) were scheduled to begin on February 20, but NASA officials have postponed the start of that mission until the following day. This will allow enough time for astronauts and mission planners to investigate potential problems with suits scheduled for use during the EVA.

The second scheduled spacewalk will be aimed at rerouting cables on the outside of the craft, preparing the ISS for the arrival of new commercial space capsules, starting in the year 2017. This activity is now scheduled for February 25, with a third outing to take place on March 1.

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