Station astronauts complete tedious spacewalk

October 29, 2015 1:02 AM

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Space station commander Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren carried out a tedious seven-hour 16-minute spacewalk Wednesday, installing cables needed for a new docking mechanism, mounting insulation panels on a physics experiment to improve cooling and lubricating the latching mechanism of the station’s robot arm.

But Kelly needed more time than budgeted applying grease to hard-to-see internal components and as such was not able to meet up with Lindgren late in the spacewalk to complete one of the cable installations.

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