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Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

It is an exciting and unusual Christmas Eve at NASA, and in space where two space station astronauts are taking a walk. Penny and Phil spoke with NASA spokesman John Ira Petty about this rare occurrence:

12/24/2013

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out […]

12/17/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin participate in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Russian spacewalkers encounter faulty equipment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of spacewalking cosmonauts installed a new telescope mount on the International Space Station on Thursday despite a flaw in the device. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin — making […]

08/22/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, right, describes the water in his helmet on the Tuesday, July 16, 2013 spacewalk with U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy, right, during a news conference with U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg on the International Space Station on Thursday, July 13, 2013. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronaut with flooded helmet felt like goldfish

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now he knows what it’s like to be a goldfish in a fishbowl. Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience Thursday, describing […]

07/18/2013

In this image provided by NASA Tuesday July 16, 2013, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in a spacewalk as work continues on the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA still perplexed by astronaut’s flooded helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The spacewalking astronaut who came close to drowning in a flooded helmet searched for clues in his spacesuit Wednesday, in hopes of understanding the unprecedented water leak. Engineers in Houston, […]

07/17/2013

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts discuss the aborted spacewalk aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA aborts spacewalk due to water leak in helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth. The leak […]

07/16/2013

International Space Station

2 Russian astronauts tackle chores in spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday. Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin replaced a main valve on the International Space Station and […]

06/24/2013

International Space Station

NASA: New pump resolves big space station leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA says an impromptu spacewalk seems to have fixed a big ammonia leak at the International Space Station. The “gusher” erupted last Thursday. Two days later, spacewalking astronauts replaced a […]

05/16/2013

Ammonia leak in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – A smell of ammonia drew Long Beach Fire Department HazMat units to a cold storage facility in the area of Anaheim Street and Daisy Avenue this morning and prompted authorities to […]

05/13/2013

Astronauts take spacewalk to find ammonia leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Two spacewalking astronauts worked on a leaky radiator system outside the International Space Station on Thursday, just hours after barely dodging a menacing piece of orbiting junk. NASA ordered the […]

11/01/2012

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