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Spacewalking astronauts give new hand to robot arm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station’s big robot arm Tuesday. As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle successfully installed the new mechanical gripper. Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the … Continue reading Spacewalking astronauts give new hand to robot arm

Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station’s big robot arm Tuesday. As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors to install the new mechanical gripper. Because of the lingering effects of the government shutdown, the … Continue reading Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules. The 250-mile-high complex already has one docking port in place for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner, which should start carrying up astronauts as early as next year. Friday’s spacewalk … Continue reading Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot