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Spacewalkers shuffle space station’s coolant pumps

Two NASA spacewalkers repositioned a pair of spare coolant pumpsoutside the International Space Station today during a 6.5-hour outing. A faulty ammonia pump nicknamed “Leaky” was put into long-term storage while another spare pump, dubbed “Frosty,” was maneuvered into position on the station’s robotic arm for testing later this week.

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