US astronauts start spacewalk to repair stalled rail automotive

MIAMI – A pair of American astronauts started a spacewalk on Monday to maneuver a stalled rail automotive outdoors the Worldwide Area Station, NASA stated.
The outing by Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra started at 7:forty five am (1245 GMT), the US area company stated.

In the course of the three-hour spacewalk, the 2 males will try and raise the brake on the cellular transporter rail automotive, which carries the robotic arm from one location to a different on the surface of the orbiting lab.

The brake is believed to have turn out to be caught unexpectedly final week, and mission management in Houston has been unable to repair the issue robotically.

The astronauts plan to maneuver the rail automotive a number of inches and latch it in place, so it won’t intrude with the arrival of the Russian Progress provide ship on Wednesday.