Spacewalkers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla— Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Soon after leaving the International Space Station, Sergey Prokopyev released all four research satellites by hand. “I’m ready for the launch,” Prokopyev told Russian flight controllers near Moscow. The first satellite … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Spacewalkers flinging satellites, installing bird trackers

Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — An equipment water leak shortened Friday’s spacewalk by two U.S. astronauts at the International Space Station. Spacewalkers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer got out the hatch late because of the trouble. It was a milestone moment, nonetheless: the 200th spacewalk in the construction and maintenance of the orbiting outpost. During … Continue reading Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 US astronauts