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Sticky Footed Climbing Robot Could Mean Safer Spacewalks for Astronauts

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Researchers from the European Space Agency and Simon Fraser University developed a sticky-footed crawling robot which could mean safer spacewalks for astronauts. Jen Markham explains.

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AP (Dec. 18, 2013) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair job that could stretch to Christmas Day. Two American astronauts will make the two to three spacewalks. (Dec. 18)
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NASA Orders Spacewalks to Repair Space Station

NASA Orders Spacewalks to Repair Space Station

Newsy (Dec. 17, 2013) — NASA said two astronauts must attempt three spacewalks to repair the cooling system that malfunctioned Dec. 11.
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NASA Spacewalkers at It Again, After Helmet Leak Months Ago

NASA Spacewalkers at It Again, After Helmet Leak Months Ago

Reuters (Dec. 21, 2013) — Two NASA astronauts begin a series of spacewalks in a marathon project to repair the space station cooling system for the first time since July. Gavino Garay reports.
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This Week @ NASA, July 12, 2013

This Week @ NASA, July 12, 2013

NASA (July 12, 2013) — Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency conducted a 6-hour, 7-minute spacewalk July 9 to replace a communications receiver, relocate grapple bars for future spacewalks and install cables for a future Russian laboratory module. The spacewalk was the fifth for Cassidy and the first for Parmitano, who became the first Italian astronaut to walk in space. CURIOSITY ROVER UPDATE JPL @MarsCuriosity
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