back to article Spacewalk turns into spacework as cosmonauts grapple with ISS leak

One spacewalking cosmonaut was hit on their visor by a contaminated tether as a pair of International Space Station crew members ventured outside the outpost a few hours ago to investigate a leaky radiator. Streamed live on NASA TV, the spacewalkers had several tasks, but it was dealing with the leak earlier this month from a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Space age technology.

    ...confirm it by peering out of the windows...

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Space age technology.

      You try getting a bowl of soapy water, big enough to dip the ISS in, up there

      1. Sam not the Viking Silver badge

        Re: Space age technology.

        The Soup Dragon might be able to help out?

      2. Stoneshop

        Re: Space age technology.

        And then there's the matter of the outside temperature.

        1. Snowy Silver badge

          Re: Space age technology.

          When it is in direct sunlight it gets quite warm!

  2. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    Probably out of boredom and thirst they wanted to check if the legend that ISS is cooled by vodka is true.

  3. Steve Hersey

    Workmanship, or micrometeoroid / space junk damage?

    Those radiators seem to spring a lot of leaks. Would be interesting to know whether this is a workmanship issue or debris impacts.

    1. Antron Argaiv Silver badge

      Re: Workmanship, or micrometeoroid / space junk damage?

      Just send up another case of duct tape on the next Progress.

      or that self-vulcanising plumber's tape

      1. drankinatty

        Re: Workmanship, or micrometeoroid / space junk damage?

        Krikalev and Titov and just shaking their collective heads...

  4. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    A nanosatellite to test solar sail technology

    For some reason I have a mental image of some poor astronaut bounding along on some lump of space rock dragging a kite behind him on a bit of string...

  5. Peshman

    Is it any surprise?

    After all these years is it any wonder the radiator's sprung a leak?

    If it was a car it would probably be regustered as a "Classic" by now.

    1. Anonymous Coward Silver badge

      Re: Is it any surprise?

      "The radiator had been delivered by one of the final Space Shuttle missions in 2010 but only fitted during a Russian spacewalk this year"

      So it's "new old stock"

  6. BackToTheFuture

    Space Chicken

    Surely all they have to do is send up a space chicken in the next re-supply launch then crack an egg in the radiator?

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