Spacewalk to fix space station leak
May 10th, 2013
08:56 AM ET

Spacewalk to fix space station leak

The International Space Station crew is preparing for a spacewalk to address the leak of ammonia from a cooling system, the commander said Friday.

NASA said the crew is preparing for a "possible" spacewalk and that a decision on whether to go ahead with it is likely to come late Friday.

Cmdr. Chris Hadfield of Canada announced the plan to venture outside the space station via his Twitter account.

"Good Morning, Earth! Big change in plans, spacewalk tomorrow, Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn are getting suits and airlock ready. Cool!" he posted Friday.


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  1. Steve Patterson

    Wow! These videos look so fake at times. It is amazing the things that they do, I was reading a similar articles here about space

    May 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  2. Elroy Jetson

    Space walking is fun. Just make sure they don't dump the porta potties while you are out there. Nothing worse than trying to scrap human excrement off your space suit.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:27 am |
  3. Peter

    How many light years is the farthest planet NASA or any other has explored, also how many miles to be exact in a light year

    May 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm |
  4. Nate


    May 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  5. Chan


    May 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm |
  6. Davin


    May 11, 2013 at 10:17 am |
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    May 11, 2013 at 9:06 am |
    • Davin


      May 11, 2013 at 10:05 am |
  8. Matthew Black

    What a fool – take your Trolling rubbish elsewhere. You are not funny, no one likes you and no one will ever believe you. CNN – your comments facility for nearly every story on your vast website are full of idiots like this.

    May 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm |
    • Fake It Good NASA!

      mr. black... You mean that NASA's "special plastic" (as they called it) protected the astros from vaporizing temperatures that are much hotter than the sun's surface? And that a parachute 'braked' their capsules from hypersonic to a mere 150 knots? If so, then indeed, enjoy the 'spaceflight' show....

      May 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm |
  9. Matthew Black

    A fake ISS spacewalk – what a clown, you must have either a warped sense of humor or be retarded – this is not Star Trek!! The ISS is REAL. There are six Astronauts living there right now. They have a problem that they will fix. Go look up a website called Heavens and find you city. It will tell you when the station and many other spacecraft will be flying over YOUR city. If you had a powerful enough telescope and tracking mechanism you could see the size and shape of the station F.O.R. Y.O.U.R.S.E.L.F.

    May 10, 2013 at 7:27 pm |
    • Fake It Good NASA!

      The ISS is an orbital satellite remote controlled from the ground – like all other satellites, so of course you can see the thing mr. gullible. The 'astros' are stationed in Baikonur, where NASA and the Soviets have always performed their tricks. Obviously you don't have a clue about true physics and mechanics because if you did, then you would understand that a 8km/sec reentry from vac into the upper atmosphere causes rapid vaporization, i.e. a meteor. This is why Gagarin did not 'bail' from his comical cannonball at hypersonic and 'parachute' to safety. He, like his comrades in the US of A, were and still are dumped from cargo planes because a trip to space is indeed, a one-way ticket.....

      May 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm |
      • Matthew Black

        Show us your science or physics degree, clown. Look up the principles of ablative heat shields and LEARN something. The truth of science and physics will be here long after you and I are gone.

        May 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm |
      • Davin

        LOL! If you're joking this is funny, if you're serious,this is hilarious. Thanks!

        May 11, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  10. Fake It Good NASA!

    I hope that NASA's video editors will delete any stray bubbles that may 'fly' in front of the camera whilst doing their 'space tricks' in Baikonur to feed the masses....

    May 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm |
    • Davin

      Stop it, you're killing me! HA HA!

      May 11, 2013 at 10:21 am |


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