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This is what it’s like to walk in space – Crossroads Today

Astronauts regularly exit the International Space Station to help maintain the floating laboratory. But how do they do it?

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During Fincke’s first spacewalk, he breathed pure oxygen at a high rate for 30 minutes, closed his valve and went outside. But the valve didn’t actually close, causing him to rapidly lose oxygen and the spacewalk was cut short.
“Had I been listening or had I understood my suit more, I could have actually heard the oxygen flow in at a slightly higher rate,” Fincke said. “Sometimes it’s those little things that you hear that can make make a difference.”
They figured out a solution and completed the…

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