Repairing the Space Station‘s leak of Ammonia coolant in orbit. Almost at the same day released the trailer of Alfonso Cuarón’s movie, about an ‘accident’ in the Station. Images © NASA, Gravity movie. Have a look at the video…
Space Station, May 9:
A leak of ammonia coolant from the area near or at the location of a Pump and Flow Control Subassembly was detected on Thursday, May 9, prompting engineers and flight controllers to begin plans to support the spacewalk. The device has the mechanical systems that drive the cooling functions for the port truss.
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Space Station, May 11:
Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy (pictured) and Tom Marshburn (out of frame) completed a spacewalk at 2:14 p.m. EDT May 11, 2013 to inspect and replace a pump controller box on the International Space Station’s far port truss (P6) leaking ammonia coolant. The two NASA astronauts began the 5-hour, 30-minute spacewalk at 8:44 a.m.