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NASA, ESA astronauts finish tricky repairs on cosmic ray detector outside space station
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NASA, ESA astronauts finish tricky repairs on cosmic ray detector outside space station

The multi-billion-dollar instrument could get back to hunting for elusive antimatter and dark matter by midweek.

ISS astronauts complete third spacewalk in three weeks to fix cosmic ray detector
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ISS astronauts complete third spacewalk in three weeks to fix cosmic ray detector

The spectrometer was never meant for hands-on repairs like this and was designed to last just three years.

Astronauts completes first in a series of spacewalks to fix cosmic ray detector on the ISS
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Astronauts completes first in a series of spacewalks to fix cosmic ray detector on the ISS

The spectrometer was never meant to undergo space surgery but after 8 ½ years in orbit, its cooling system is almost dead.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth after spending a record breaking 288 days in outer space
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Astronaut Peggy Whitson returns to Earth after spending a record breaking 288 days in outer space

A record-shattering NASA astronaut is set to return to Earth on Saturday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space.

Nasa's Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conduct 200th spacewalk at ISS
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Nasa's Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conduct 200th spacewalk at ISS

It was the ninth spacewalk for NASA's Whitson, who already holds the American record for most spacewalks by a female astronaut, and the first for Fischer.