Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Spacesuit problem is a problem for STS-122 launch, too ...

A 2007 spacesuit as worn by astronauts on the iss and space shuttleAs nasaspaceflight.com reports, NASA is evaluating spacesuit problems:

Cut gloves during STS-120 and a failed EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit) test are undergoing large scale evaluations by NASA engineers, with a resolution to the latter required before any further spacewalks will be allowed.

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The problems must be resolved by November, 20th, otherwise it will affect the international space stations spacewalk schedule. There is an awful lot of preparation work to do at the ISS. If that can not be completed in time, Atlantis' STS-122 can not be launched, because the station is not ready for the addition of the Columbus module. So we need to watch this issue closely.

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