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Russians toss satellites in marathon spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev tossed four small research satellites into orbit and installed an animal-tracking sensor system known as Icarus on the International Space Station’s exterior today, during a spacewalk that ran more than an hour longer than planned. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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Spacewalkers install HD video cameras

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold installed new high-definition video cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station today during a spacewalk that lasted nearly seven hours. The cameras will provide enhanced views for the approach and docking of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Box gets tossed out in longest Russian spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts today conducted their nation’s longest-ever spacewalk to replace an electronics box for a high-gain antenna on the International Space Station’s Russian-made Zvezda module. The old box was thrown outward on a trajectory that’s not expected to imperil the station, but … Continue reading

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Spacewalkers put new hand on robot arm

NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle spent nearly seven and a half hours on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to install a new “hand” on the station’s robotic arm. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Iconic free-flying astronaut passes away at 80

Retired astronaut Bruce McCandless II, the first astronaut to fly untethered from his spacecraft, has died at the age of 80. NASA said McCandless passed away on Thursday in California, but gave no cause of death. The former naval aviator flew in … Continue reading

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NASA spacewalkers install new HD camera

NASA astronauts finished up this month’s trio of spacewalks with a nearly seven-hour-long outing today — highlighted by the installation of a new HD camera on the International Space Station’s exterior, plus the replacement of a faulty camera-light assembly on the end … Continue reading

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