The ISS refused one of the spacesuits

NASA astronaut spacesuit Nick Haig, in which heOn March 29, along with Christine Cook, he had to leave the spacewalk of the International Space Station. According to RIA Novosti, citing a source in the Russian rocket and space industry, the same spacesuit was used by Haig on March 22, when he, along with Ann McClain, carried out work on installing a new lithium-ion battery outside the ISS.

Recall that the agency previously reported thatthe first ever spacewalk of two American women, Ann McClain and Christina Cook, scheduled for March 29, will not take place. The problem - again, in a spacesuit. More precisely its availability. A suit of similar size for McClain, on board the station is not available, so access will be only one. And he will get Christina Cook. McClain was taken to be replaced by Nick Haig. The latter will use a spare spacesuit.

“According to information from the American side, duringspacewalk March 22 in a spacesuit Nick Haig was identified malfunction of the pressure sensor. In this regard, NASA has decided that Haig will use a different spacesuit in the March 29 exit, ”the source told the Russian news agency.

During the March 29 release, astronauts will have to continue the work begun on March 22 - the replacement of four batteries with new ones in the power supply system of the American segment of the ISS.

Now aboard the International Space StationThere is a crew of six people: two Russians Oleg Kononenko and Alexei Ovchinin, Americans Ann McClain, Nick Haig and Christina Cook, as well as Canadian astronaut David St. Jacques.

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