International Space Station Crew Plans Spacewalk to Fix Leak
The International Space Station crew is preparing for a spacewalk to address a leaking ammonia from a cooling system, the commander said Friday.
Cmdr. Chris Hadfield of Canada announced the plan to venture outside the space station via his Twitter account.
“Good Morning, Earth! Big change in plans, spacewalk tomorrow, Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn are getting suits and airlock ready. Cool!” he posted Friday.
Cassidy and Marshburn are NASA astronauts. Hadfield, who is with the Canadian Space Agency, is aboard the space station as its commander.
The six-man crew, which also includes three Russian cosmonauts, is not in danger from the leak, NASA said Thursday in a news release.