It's Spacewalk No. 2 for NASA's 1-Year Spaceman

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Nov 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-06 10:36:35-05

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA says astronauts encountered a few snags as they undertook some plumbing work Friday on the International Space Station.


Dealing with leaking ammonia and minor glove damage caused such a delay that the astronauts had to leave a radiator job undone. But neither problem posed any danger to Kjell Lindgren or Scott Kelly, making their second spacewalk in 1 1/2 weeks. Their main job was to undo jury-rigged repairs made to a leaky cooling line three years ago.


NASA says Friday's spacewalk ended up lasting nearly eight hours, much longer than intended. It also marked Kelly's 224th consecutive day in orbit, already a U.S. record.


This was the 190th spacewalk in the station's 17-year history.


Astronauts have been on board, continuously, for 15 years.

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