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Lost In Space: Debris Shield Bag Floats Away From Astronauts during ISS Spacewalk

Peter Oliva
March 31 ,2017

Spacewalking astronauts carried out an impromptu patch job outside the International Space Station on Thursday, after losing a vital piece of cloth shielding when it floated away. Peggy Whitson, who became the world’s most experienced female spacewalker during the outing, told ground control teams that a bag containing the debris shield floated away at about 10am EDT/1400 GMT on Thursday. NASA said the shield will be monitored to make sure it doesn’t come back and hit the station.