Two American astronauts made a long spacewalk on Thursday to replace old hoses on the International Space Station's cooling system and to make further equipment upgrades, which showed footage from the US space agency NASA.
The six-hour, 10-minute hike by flight engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold caused a delayed start at 1333 GMT, as the astronaut's airborne leak control took longer than expected, a NASA television commentator said , In the space station, the astronauts installed methodically and without incident wireless communication antennas, exchanged the cooling system hoses and a broken video camera through. V3.espacenet.com/textdoc? a new one replaced
The hoses are suspected as a possible cause of an ammonia leak the room cooling system of the space station.
It was Feustel's seventh spacewalk and Arnold's third.
The astronauts are newer members of the crew of the space station, Arr on March 23, with Russian crew member Oleg Artemyev on board a Soyuz spacecraft.
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