NASA postpones spacewalk due to discomfort issue with spacesuit

NASA postpones spacewalk due to discomfort issue with spacesuit

NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 flight engineer Frank Rubio is photographed during a spacewalk, attached to the right truss structure of the International Space Station. Behind Rubio, the last rays of a tropical sunset penetrated Earth's thin atmosphere as the space station flew over the African nation of Algeria, 258 miles away. Credit: NASA

90th spacewalk planned International Space Station It was postponed due to discomfort in the spacesuit. Astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Matthew Dominick called off preparations earlier than expected. The next spacewalks are scheduled for June 24 and July 2, with the first focusing on removing hardware.

The 90th US spacewalk scheduled for today (June 13) on the International Space Station (ISS) did not go as planned due to a spacesuit discomfort issue.

NASA Astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Matthew Dominick finished removing their spacesuits about an hour before the crew was scheduled to exit the Quest airlock.

(From left to right) NASA astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Matthew Dominick are photographed during spacewalk training in Houston, Texas. Credit: NASA

Considering NASA's Boeing Starliner crew flight test and other spaceflight operations, the next spacewalk will take place on Monday, June 24, followed by another on Tuesday, July 2, as previously planned. The June 24 spacewalk will focus on removing devices from the radio frequency array, while the content of the July 2 spacewalk is being evaluated and will be shared once it becomes available. The station's crew members are healthy and the spacesuits are working as designed.

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