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Female astronaut spacewalks into history

NEW YORK: A 57-year-old American female astronaut made history as she became the oldest woman in the world with the most number of spacewalks. A foreign news agency reported that that Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) to surpass the record of seven held by Suni Williams of the…

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March 31, 2017


French, US astronauts install batteries outside space station

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk Friday, on a mission to help upgrade the power system outside the International Space Station with new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries. Wearing a white spacesuit with the French flag emblazoned on one shoulder, Pesquet and American astronaut Shane Kimbrough switched on their spacesuits’ internal battery power…

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January 13, 2017


Water in US astronaut’s helmet cuts short Briton’s 1st spacewalk

MIAMI: The discovery of water in a US astronaut’s helmet brought an early end Friday to the first ever galactic walkabout by his British colleague, astronaut Tim Peake, NASA said. “A small water bubble” in American Tim Kopra’s helmet led mission control to wrap up about two hours early out of an abundance of caution,…

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January 15, 2016


Russian astronauts start 6.5 hour spacewalk

MOSCOW: Two Russian astronauts on Monday began a spacewalk from the International Space Station set to last around six and a half hours, carrying out tasks to maintain and monitor the station. The spacewalk, which began shortly after 1400 GMT, is scheduled to last 6 hours and 28 minutes. Astronauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko…

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August 10, 2015


US astronauts step out on spacewalk

MIAMI: Two American astronauts Wednesday stepped out on the second of three spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of commercial capsules ferrying astronauts in the coming years. Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts emerged from the station airlock after placing their suits on internal battery power at 6:51…

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February 26, 2015


NASA aborts spacewalk after leak into astronaut's helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: A spacewalk to work on the International Space Station ended abruptly on Tuesday when a water-like liquid started building up inside an Italian astronaut's helmet, NASA officials said.US astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italy's Luca Parmitano were less than an hour into a planned six-hour outing when Parmitano reported what seemed to be…

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July 17, 2013


Endeavour astronauts finish longest spacewalk

HOUSTON: Two shuttle Endeavour astronauts finished the longest of their planned spacewalks outside the orbiting International Space Station on Saturday, a nearly seven-hour effort aimed at cleaning and repairing a contaminated joint on the station's solar power array. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Stephen Bowen returned to the station's Quest airlock at 7:58 p.m. EST after spending…

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November 23, 2008

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