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        12/25/2013, Tevet 22, 5774

      Astronauts Make Critical Repairs to Space Station

      Zee News reports US astronauts successfully fixed a faulty cooling system on Tuesday working outside the International Space Station (ISS).

      NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed their second spacewalk in four days spending a time of 7.5 hours outside the ISS to replace the critical cooling system, says Zee News.

      As they were installing a spare cooling pump, adds Zee News, a sprinkling of ammonia crystals leaked out from one of four fluid lines. The toxic liquid turns to flakes in the cold and weightlessness environment of space.