NASA mission successful, astronauts face scare

Berit Elderton, Web editor

 NASA astronauts Timothy Kopra and Tim Peake successfully completed a spacewalk on Jan. 15 to restore full power to the International Space Station. A voltage regulator had failed two months prior, cutting the station’s power by one-eighth, according to “The Telegraph UK.” The spacemen had 31 minutes to replace the regulator in total darkness to avoid potential electric shock from the sun and completed the task successfully. The walk, originally planned to be six hours, was cut short at just four hours and 10 minutes due to condensation inside American Kopra’s helmet. The mission was British Peake’s first time outside the station.




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