Space Station

The crew of the international space station has to do some improvising for today's planned spacewalk.

Russian commander Pavel Vinogradov and American Jeff Williams will be doing a series of housekeeping tasks during the six-hour excursion.

Problem is, some of the equipment they'd planned to use is missing.

One thing they can't find is part of a Russian foot restraint used to hold Vinogradov in place at the end of a 55-foot boom.

He'll use a U.S. made tether instead.

Officials say it's a lot like misplacing your car keys or reading glasses in your house.

Vinogradov was supposed to hit a gold-plated golf ball during the spacewalk as part of a publicity stunt for a Canadian golf club maker.

That's been put off until later in the year.


KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 2910496 - kktv.com/a?a=2910496
Gray Television, Inc.