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Spacewalkers replace a broken hand on International Space Station’s robotic arm

A pair of NASA spacewalkers replaced a faulty gripper on the end of the International Space Station’s Canadian-built robotic arm immediately throughout an outing that lasted almost seven hours. One of many 440-pound grippers, formally often known as Latching Finish Effectors, anchors the arm to the station, whereas the opposite serves as a “hand” that may latch onto arriving spacecraft or different {hardware}. At this time’s repairmen had been Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei. Two extra spacewalks are deliberate on Oct. 10 and 18 to lubricate the brand new gripper and replace a couple of exterior cameras.

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