NASA releases dates for upcoming spacewalks

February 20, 2015 12:08 PM

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NASA has issued new dates for upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station. The first spacewalk by two US astronauts was earlier planned to be conducted on Friday. However, NASA decided to conduct the spacewalk on Saturday to better analyze spacesuits to be worn by astronauts.

The second spacewalk will now be conducted on Wednesday and third is scheduled to be conducted on March 1. During routine maintenance in orbit, two critical fan and pump units for the astronauts' spacesuits failed. Engineers think that probably water entered the bearings, which led them to corrode a...

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