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NASA astronauts go spacewalking days after reaching orbit

March 29, 2018

Two new arrivals at the International Space Station are out spacewalking less than a week after moving in.

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel (FOY-stul) and Ricky Arnold floated out Thursday to install new antennas, replace a bad camera and remove jumper cables from a leaky radiator.

Mission Control plans to complete the chores despite a late start due to spacesuit trouble. Feustel’s suit failed three leak checks after he put it on, but passed on the fourth try. That put the astronauts more than an hour late in getting outside.

Feustel and Arnold rocketed away from Kazakhstan last Wednesday and arrived at the 250-mile-high outpost two days later. They will remain on board until August.

Meanwhile, SpaceX plans to launch a load of supplies Monday.

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