The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA has ordered a series of important spacewalks in an effort to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a massive repair project that could last until Christmas day. Station authorities decided Tuesday to send the two American astronauts out as soon as humanly possible in order to replace a pump with a faulty valve. The repair job will require at least two or maybe three spacewalks.
Busy Week for the Astronauts
NASA astronaut, Rick Mastracchio said from space, “The next week will be busy with space walks so not much tweeting from here,” via his Twitter account soon after the pronouncement was made public. The spacewalks are taking priority over the launch of a supply ship coming from Virginia. It had been scheduled for this week but is now delayed at least until the middle of January next year.