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See the Space Shuttle astronauts space walking!

Jesper de Jong
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On NASA TV right now!
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/live_tv.html

Two of the Space Shuttle astronauts of the STS-118 mission, who are at the International Space Station, are space walking right now. And you can see it LIVE via Internet!


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Thanks for posting the link
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How was the glove ?


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When they are space walking, the astronauts do a glove check every 30 minutes to see if there's damage to the gloves. They started doing this procedure since a few shuttle missions ago, when it was discovered only after the shuttle had returned to earth that the gloves of the astronauts where damaged.

A few days ago one of the astronauts was called back early into the space station because there was damage on his gloves. After investigation it looks like he hasn't been in danger, the damage went through 2 of the 5 layers of his space suit.

More here: Damaged Spacesuit Glove Ends ISS Spacewalk Early
[ August 17, 2007: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]
 
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