Astronauts to make Christmas Eve spacewalk
December 24th, 2013
12:49 AM ET

Astronauts to make Christmas Eve spacewalk

While many people may spend Christmas Eve doing last-minute gift shopping, two American astronauts have a more challenging matter to attend to Tuesday.
In orbit more than 200 miles above the planet, Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are set to embark on a spacewalk to repair part of the International Space Station's cooling system.
It will be the second Christmas Eve spacewalk in history, according to NASA.
The two engineers will be carrying out the second in a series of expeditions needed to replace a malfunctioning pump, which circulates ammonia through loops outside the station to keep equipment cool.

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  1. chrissy

    Aww ty @ bobcat! And to you and the missus as well! Im just grateful this year is almost over. Been the 2nd worst year of my life!

    December 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Merry Christmas @ Kenny Rogers and I certainly hope your right.

    December 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. glenn velmonte

    help! Help! anybody there? i tried to contact to any authorities to weird thing i saw in the sky while watching the meteor that will pass near the earth but i saw somewhat like a plane. it is not moving. it is in outer space already. please contact some authorities to verify this. this for sure is the missing plane. view this in china or vietnam at the exact time of the allege accident tomorrow. please please. they might still be alive. im not joking. im glenn velmonte

    March 11, 2014 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
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