NASA Spacewalk Halted by 'Arctic Blast' Leak

Written By

Shreya Raghuvanshi

Two USA astronauts canceled their spacewalk on Monday due to a spacesuit malfunction

NASA called off the spacewalk because of a water leak in the cooling unit of one spacesuit

This leak affected NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson's suit just before they exited the space station

Cooling units on the spacesuits keep astronauts at a comfortable temperature during spacewalks

Dyson felt warm but comfortable and noted concerns about the water leak affecting electrical connectors

NASA ensured Dyson safely returned inside the space station while her suit remained on battery power

The crew was not in danger during this incident. Spacewalk was planned to last about 6.5 hours.

This was the second spacewalk in recent days which was canceled due to spacesuit issues