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Failed repair job during spacewalk

March 24, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Two astronauts on a spacewalk failed to free a jammed equipment shelf. Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold II pushed and pulled the stuck equipment storage platform but finally gave up. NASA officials at Cape Canaveral instructed them to tie the platform down using sturdy tethers.

Meantime, inside the space station, the recycling system that's meant to turn astronauts' urine and condensation into drinking water finally completed a full cycle and yielded four or five liters to bring back to Earth for testing.

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