A little water doesn’t scare NASA’s astronauts. The spacewalkers are determined to finish their wiring mission.The third and last spacewalk is in progress outside the International Space Station, in spite of water being found in one of the space traveler’s helmets this past week.
NASA chiefs announced they strongly believe the spacesuit is not too risky for the astronauts and the pair were permitted to wander outside the ISS at 6:52 a.m. Astronaut Terry Virts reported she had discovered a little amount of free drifting water in his protective cap after a 6 hour and 43 minutes spacewalk venture this Wednesday.
NASA claimed the amount of water was not even close to what Italian space traveler Luca Parmitano had to mange during a 2013 spacewalk when the water in his helmet could have almost drowned him.
After 2013’s panic, space travelers investigated the spacesuits’ water cooling frameworks, and eroded parts were supplanted. Astronauts additionally wear spongy cushions on the backs of their necks as a protection procedure.
The space org mentioned there was no report of water in the helmet while Virts was spacewalking and that it structured as he was returning inside the space station, which is known to happen now and again.
NASA Spacewalk Officer Alex Kanelakos stated:
“This spacesuit is known to have carryover water. That’s what we call this type of occurrence, and we’ve had seven other occurrences of this carry over on this spacesuit.”
Virts, together with Barry “Butch” Wilmore, will be conveying more or less 400 feet of cable along the truss of the space station. The pair will likewise set up reception apparatuses to give rendezvous and navigational information to new private space vehicles that will be dispatching from the Space Coast, beginning in 2017. The spacewalk is projected take around 6 hours and 45 minutes.
The space suits’ performance will be attentively tracked during Sunday’s spacewalk. On the off chance that an issue occurs, the spacewalk would be ended, and the two space explorers would return inside the station instantly.
The wiring task is the first step preparing the installation of new docking systems sometime this year — instruments that would eventualy be employed by commercial spaceships now being constructed by Boeing and SpaceX to convey human crews, beginning with 2017. Meanwhile, NASA is paying the Russians more than $70 million a seat to carry space explorers to and from the station.
The space shuttle program of the US was closed down in 2011.
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