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Feb 19 2015

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Rut rho…potential space suit issues (again!!)

Spacesuit woes haunt NASA ahead of crucial spacewalks, which will occur on 20 Feb, 24 Feb and 1 Mar and each will last about 6 hours.

While doing maintenance on the suits last month, they discovered an issue with one of the suit’s fan pumps. Failure of the pump wouldn’t cause the suit to flood like it did in 2013 (almost killing the astronaut inside), but would require the wearer to end his space walk early. So there’s that.

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