December 2013

Job done. Happy Christmas spacewalkers

December 26th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins completed a spacewalk yesterday to fit a spare ammonia pump to the International Space Station (ISS). The new pump was successfully restarted by flight controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Center last night and a NASA statement confirmed the new pump was working properly. The [...]

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

December 24th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – Two space station astronauts popped in a new pump during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, eager to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins, and only the second [...]

Spacewalkers do repairs more quickly than expected — and stay dry

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Two NASA spacewalkers started fixing the International Space Station's cooling system more quickly than expected on Saturday, with no sign of the helmet-flooding problem that led NASA to outfit astronauts with snorkels for the first time. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins finished the first of three planned spacewalks in [...]