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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

In this image taken from video provided by NASA, astronauts Rick Mastracchio, top, and Michael Hopkins work to repair an external cooling line on the International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013, 260 miles above Earth. (AP Photo/NASA)

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four […]

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

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, speak with their families prior the launch of Soyuz-FG  rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, Pool)

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Seated inside […]

09/25/2013

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

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