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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

(AP Photo)

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

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