The International Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (Florida Today) - International Space Station managers are meeting
this morning to consider ordering a spacewalk Saturday to fix a leaking
Tweets from Expedition 35
crew members indicated they are preparing for the spacewalk, but a NASA
spokesman said it has not yet been approved.
If it is
approved, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn would plan to
start around 8 a.m. Saturday and likely work for about six hours.
Their goal would be to replace a coolant box believed to be the source of a leak reported Thursday.
A press conference to discuss the activity in more detail may be scheduled around 4 p.m. today.
six astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the station are in no danger. But
the coolant system is critical to dissipating heat generated during the
operation of station systems.