Ripped Glove Forces Early End to Spacewalk - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/15/07

Ripped Glove Forces Early End to Spacewalk

NASA has cut short a spacewalk by two astronauts outside the International Space Station after one of them noticed a hole in the outer layer of his glove.

Mission Control says that astronaut was in no danger and that the hole did not penetrate all the layers of his glove. Nonetheless, as a precaution, he was ordered back into the airlock as his partner quickly wrapped up work outside.

The hole was spotted more than four hours into what should have been a six and a-half hour spacewalk. The two had already completed most of their major spacewalking chores, primarily rearranging equipment. The only thing left undone was the retrieval of some experiments.

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