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NASA postpones spacewalk, citing 'debris notification' for International Space Station

NASA postpones spacewalk, citing 'debris notification' for International Space Station
NASA postpones spacewalk, citing 'debris notification' for International Space Station   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

NASA has indefinitely postponed a spacewalk planned for Tuesday by two astronauts outside the International Space Station, citing a “debris notification” for the orbiting research laboratory.

Astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla had been due to venture outside the space station to replace a failed antenna, facing what NASA officials had said was a slightly elevated risk posed by debris left over from a Russian anti-satellite missile test weeks ago. It was not immediately clear whether the debris NASA referred to in its Twitter announcement of the delayed spacewalk was related to the missile test.