Space Station Has Second Spacewalk In Two Weeks

October 16, 2014 3:09 AM

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Space Station Has Second Spacewalk In Two Weeks

The International Space Station is having their second spacewalk in two weeks, with astronauts having to go out into space to replace an electrical device that failed. It had been broken since the Spring, leaving the space station with seven of its eight power cells at full power. After NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Butch Wilmore make the repair full capacity should be restored to the space station. They encountered a little bit of trouble during the repair but they managed to make it in time with less than two minutes to spare.

There was an issue with tightening the new part into place. With ten minutes left they were advised to use a different wrench and managed to get the job done. They also had to wait until they were in orbital darkness, over a part of the Earth that was experiencing night time, hence the time constrai...

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