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NASA seeks to repair space station valve without spacewalk - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

August 24, 2016

NASA seeks to repair space station valve without spacewalk

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Flight control personnel at Johnson Space Center were working Thursday to fix a cooling system malfunction on the International Space Station that might require crew members to conduct an emergency spacewalk.

A broken valve caused one of two cooling loops on the station to break down Wednesday. The cooling loops use ammonia to keep equipment on the station at the correct temperature.

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