NASA Astronauts to Conduct Spacewalk Thursday After Delay Due to Space Debris Written 2 December 2021


ISS pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour on Nov. 8, 2021. | Credit: NASA

SPACE reports that NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron “will conduct a spacewalk previously scheduled for Tuesday (Nov. 30) on Thursday (Dec. 2) after the agency evaluated the risks posed by space debris.” NASA officials wrote, “NASA determined the orbit of the debris does not pose a risk to a scheduled spacewalk by Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron or to International Space Station operations. Delaying the spacewalk provided an opportunity for NASA to evaluate the risk from the debris notification.”
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