Astronauts Manage to Lose a Piece of the International Space Station
Even on the most routine spacewalks, things can still go wrong. Even the most experienced astronauts can make mistakes. This week’s spacewalk saw two seasoned veteran astronauts suffering a mishap during a routine repair.
Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough went to repair a piece of cloth shielding on the International Space Station. Whitson managed to break a record with this spacewalk, becoming the oldest woman to perform one. At eight spacewalks, she also set the record for time spent during spacewalks, accumulating 53 hours. It’ll certainly be a walk to remember, as the pair dropped a piece of shielding.