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Space station springs a coolant leak

No danger to crew, but 2 astronauts will make spacewalk repair

6:41 PM, May 10, 2013
The International Space Station is seen about 220 miles above the Earth on May23, 2011. NASA said Thursday that the station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost's commander calls the situation serious but not life-threatening.
The International Space Station is seen about 220 miles above the Earth on May23, 2011. NASA said Thursday that the station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost's commander calls the situation serious but not life-threatening.
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Two astronauts will do a spacewalk Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in the power system at the International Space Station.

The leak forced the shutdown of one of eight solar panels. But NASA says the space station can operate fine with only seven panels providing power.

The six astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the station are in no danger. But the system is critical to dispelling heat generated during the operation of station systems, so flight controllers immediately began an effort to isolate the leak. ...

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