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Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

December 3, 2016

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:58 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Astronauts wrapped up urgent space station repairs during a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, braving a “mini blizzard” of noxious ammonia as they popped in a new pump.

It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins, and only the second Christmas Eve spacewalk in NASA history.

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