spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


No additional spacewalk needed for ISS repairs
Posted: Thu, Apr 15, 2010, 7:14 AM ET (1114 GMT)
STS-131: logo (NASA) NASA managers decided late Wednesday that they would not perform an additional spacewalk on the current shuttle mission to the International Space Station in order to repair a faulty valve. NASA had considered adding the spacewalk after encountering a stuck valve in a nitrogen pressurization system that is part of the cooling system whose ammonia tank was replaced in a series of spacewalks during the mission. Engineers decided that the problem did not pose an immediate risk for the station, allowing them more time to either troubleshoot the problem or perform an EVA after the shuttle leaves to replace the nitrogen tank.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
news links
Tuesday, May 26
USAF Certifies SpaceX for Military Launches
Defense News — 8:39 pm ET (0039 GMT)
How You'll Die On Mars
Popular Science — 8:38 pm ET (0038 GMT)
Ellen Ochoa on the next chapter of spaceflight
Al Dia — 8:35 pm ET (0035 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list