Mission control center

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Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system. Mastracchio, an experienced spacewalker, said he’s more than ready […]

12/13/2013

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

Astronauts tackle chore backlog on spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two spacewalking astronauts tackled a backlog of outdoor work at the International Space Station on Tuesday. It was the first spacewalk for Italy — a major contributor to the orbiting […]

07/09/2013

Space station in no need to move to avoid debris

MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s Mission Control Center said Wednesday it dropped an earlier plan to move the International Space Station into a different orbit to avoid possible collision with space debris after additional calculations showed […]

10/03/2012

NASA calls off space station's dodging of junk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The International Space Station is safe from two pieces of menacing junk. NASA said Thursday the orbiting lab does not need to move out of the way of fragments from […]

09/27/2012

Spacewalking team conquers bolt, installs box

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Spacewalking astronauts have triumphed over a stubborn bolt. Japanese spaceman Akihiko Hoshide successfully drove the bolt all the way home Wednesday, after cleaning out the socket with homemade tools. That […]

09/05/2012

Spacewalking astronauts stymied by sticky bolts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Sticky bolts proved too much for a pair of spacewalking astronauts. Two spacewalking astronauts tried for hours Thursday to install a new power-switching box outside the International Space Station. But […]

08/30/2012

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