Spacewalking Astronauts Repairing Cosmic Ray Detector

Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the second week in a row to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument.

  • Published 22 November 2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the second week in a row to repair a cosmic ray detector, this time actually cutting into the $2 billion instrument. The International Space Station’s Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan needed to slice through eight stainless steel tubes, using hardware store-type bolt cutters. That will set the stage to install new coolant pumps during the third spacewalk on Dec. 2. NASA likens the repair work to… Read at AP News