Thursday, November 01, 2012
Spacewalking Astros Fix ISS Ammonia Leak
International Space Station Expedition 33 spacewalkers Suni Williams and Akihiko Hoshide completed a 6-hour, 38-minute spacewalk at 3:08 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, to repair an ammonia leak in one of the station's radiators. It was the 253rd spacewalk by U.S. astronauts and the seventh for Williams, whose cumulative spacewalk time now totals 50 hours and 40 minutes.
Today's spacewalk puts her fifth on the all time list of cumulative spacewalking time. She holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut. This was the third spacewalk for Hoshide, who now totals 21 hours and 23 minutes. He holds the record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut.