Ammonia Leak On Space Station Appears to Be Fixed

An ammonia leak on the International Space Station was hopefully fixed today as astronauts went on a spacewalk for five hours and thirty minutes to repair it. The leak seemed to be coming from a cooling system that cools down vital systems onboard the ISS.


Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn working on the space station (credit: NASA TV)

The ammonia leak created what looked a lot like snow flakes flying off into space. You can see this “snow’ in the video above.¬†NASA has not yet called the mission a complete success as they are waiting to see if the repairs hold up over time. So far everything seems to be looking good.

You can check out for more information on how the mission was performed along with further updates on the status of the leak itself..



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