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2005-Sep-06, 07:51 PM
SUMMARY: Astronaut Mike Fincke and cosmonaut Gennady Padalka were forced to cut their spacewalk short on Thursday because of a leak in Fincke's primary oxygen bottle. The leak was discovered just minutes after the spacewalkers departed the station, and controllers on the ground hurried the two men back inside. Total spacewalking time: 14 minutes, 22 seconds. The goal of the spacewalk was to replace a Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) which has a faulty circuit breaker for one of the station's gyroscopes. The repair could be attempted again as early as June 29.

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