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SCI/TECH: Space Station Repair A Success

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posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:03 AM
A dangerous 6 hour space station repair was completed with success after two astronauts endured a risky spacewalk and replaced a bad circuit breaker. Their first attempt last Thursday was aborted 14 minutes into its operation due to a sticky switch on NASA science officer Michael Fincke’s spacesuit oxygen bottle. From start to finish, their second spacewalk was a smooth operation.

Space Repair

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The International Space Station's two astronauts hustled through a risky spacewalk and successfully replaced a bad circuit breaker yesterday, a sweet victory after last week's failed attempt.

Shouts of "hurray!" and "great!" emanated from space after American Mike Fincke and Russian Gennady

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posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 03:03 PM
Wow that is really cool, gives me (for some reason) a little more confidence in NASA's SS project.

Can't stop thinking of HAL though, what if he is secretly installed on the SS, plotting...waiting...

posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 05:11 AM
Good work, at least not everything goes wrong...

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