Skip to comments.Nasa delays second spacewalk to repair ISS after build-up of water is found inside a spacesuit
Posted on 12/23/2013 8:20:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
This issue is not related to the spacesuit water leak that was seen during a July spacewalk.
The sublimator is a device in the spacesuit's backpack that helps dissipate excess heat.
Rather than allow Mastracchio, 53, to wear that suit again, astronauts are planning to work on resizing a spare spacesuit aboard the ISS for him on his next spacewalk to complete the ammonia pump module replacement
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I pray for the best, however.
Did someone forget the clothespin ?
I’m sorry. I can’t let you do that, Dave.
NASA doesn’t have the funds to replace 35 year old space suits that our astronauts depend on for survival but has the money for muslim outreach. All praise the great wiseass obamaramadingdong for having his priorities in order.
For anyone who’s interested there’s going to be some nice passes of the International Space Station coming up for some of us. Enter your zip code at the linked NASA-affiliated website below to see if you’ll have an opportunity. On Christmas Day, and some days after, they’ll be a few especially good passes over New York, and I would guess surrounding areas as well.
From the site SpaceWeather.com:
“US and Canadian readers, enter your zip code below, hit Go!, and you will find out what is going to fly over your area in the nights ahead. There are hundreds of satellites in Earth orbit; we cut through the confusion by narrowing the list to a half-dozen or so of the most interesting. At the moment we are monitoring a number of spy satellites, space shuttle Atlantis, the International Space Station, and the Hubble Space Telescope. Feedback is welcomed.”
NASA should call Phil....
...and have him bring some duck tape.....
I’m sorry, this is getting absurd. Those suit designs cost millions of dollars each and have been used many times over many years. Now they’re filling up with water when repairs are needed? I smell a rat.
“At the moment we are monitoring a number of spy satellites, space shuttle Atlantis.....”
Hmmm - Atlantis was retired more than two years ago.
If I were suddenly to find myself floating around umpty-thousand miles out in space, there’d be water in my space suit, too, and it wouldn’t be sweat!
>>Great idea, but the link on this comment claims:
>>At the moment we are monitoring a number of
>>spy satellites, space shuttle Atlantis.....
>>Hmmm - Atlantis was retired more than two years ago.
Yeah, I just saw that. However, it still works and will give you valid, up-to-date visible ISS passes in your area. I’ve doublechecked it at another source for ISS passes. It’s only that text that is out of date. The other site isn’t so easy to use. This one is relatively simple. Try it and see.
I’ve been using some very good night vision equipment lately, and when I get bored I point it at the sky. It never takes more than 30 seconds to find at least one satellite passing over.
“Fruit Loops” Wollowitz could probably fix the suits.