MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Spacewalking astronauts are taking extra safety precautions after possibly getting toxic ammonia on their suits.
NASA’s Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins had no trouble Saturday venting a couple of ammonia coolant lines that are part of the International Space Station’s external cooling system.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
But so much ammonia spewed out that Mission Control said it was going to be conservative and require extra inspections. The astronauts’ first suit check found nothing amiss.READ MORE: Leftover From Hurricane Dorian, 58 Strays From The Bahamas Make Their Way To South Florida
The hose work should have been completed during a spacewalk a week ago. But power upgrades took longer than expected. So NASA ordered up a bonus spacewalk.MORE NEWS: Fatal Tamarac Shooting Under Investigation
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