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The astronaut of the space station loses the mirror during the spacewalk

Astronaut Chris Cassidy in 2013. Shamil Zhumatov / Getty Images During routine maintenance of the International space station, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy accidentally added to Space junk already floating around our planet. When Cassidy replaced a large 194-kilogram battery on the outside of the International Space Station, a small mirror on his space suit broke off and floated away, CNN …

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Spacewalk today: Astronauts of the International Space Station undertake one of the most complex spacewalks of all time

Two astronauts ventured in front of the International Space Station on Friday for the first of four spacewalks to repair a $ 2 billion cosmic ray detector for the composition of the universe. "We will do an open-heart surgery on this amazing experiment," said Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, the current Space Station commander. The 7.5-ton patient in this case is …

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Today's spacewalk will repair a crucial experiment for dark matter

A computer generated image of AMS on the ISS Image : NASA / JSC Astronauts Andrew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency is outside the International Space Station (ISS) as we speak. The duo takes a spacewalk to conduct an important experiment on dark matter . You can watch the progress here (and look again). …

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Spacesuit gloves contaminated during the All-Woman Spacewalk

A NASA astronaut's space gloves were contaminated by women on Friday (October 18) during the historic spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christine Koch and Jessica Meir launched a spacewalk last Friday to replace one of the International Space Station's Battery Charging-Unloading (BCDU) units, following a previous spacewalk on 11 May. October had failed. The spacewalk was successful as the astronauts also mastered …

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Why it took NASA so long to make the first spacewalk for women only

On Friday, NASA celebrated a monumental premiere in its 61-year history: a spacewalk conducted by two female astronauts – with no men standing beside them. While it was a much praised step for the agency, many have wondered after the milestone why it took so long. The answer depends on who you ask. During the event, a NASA official alleged …

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NASA astronauts, including Christina Koch of NC State, write history on the first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir left the International Space Station on Friday, the first time in half a century of spacewalking that a woman floated out of the water without a male crewmate. Their job was to repair a broken part of the station's solar energy network. The spacewalk officially started at 7:38 in the morning. Thirty-five years …

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Trump falsely says astronauts are the first women to make the spacewalk

The astronauts, who made the first all-female spacewalk in history, broke their long-term quest to receive a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump on Friday, President of the History of Women in Space. "This is the first time for a woman outside the space station," Trump, apparently reading from a script, said on the phone. "They are making the first …

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Maine native writes history as part of the first female spacewalk

The world's first all-female space team, which included Maine-born Jessica Meir, wrote history Friday and replaced a broken section of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts, Christina Koch and Meir completed the job With wrenches, screwdrivers, and power tools, it was the first time in half-century space that men were absent. They insisted that they did their …

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NASA will make its first all-female spacewalk

When two American astronauts leave the International Space Station on Friday morning to replace a power controller, this will be a much anticipated milestone. Astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch will have taken the first all-female spacewalk. Such a walk was to take place in March, but was postponed because NASA did not have two suitcases of corresponding size. This …

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NASA tries again with the first all-female spacewalk

NASA will launch the first all-female spacewalk on Friday after it canceled it earlier this year because it did not have two space suits of the correct size. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir is expected to replace a performance controller in front of the International Space Station that failed at the weekend's 221st Spacewalk at the weekend since …

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