NASA cancels spacewalk due to potential collision hazard with space debris. The agency reports on this in its blog.
Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron’s planned spacewalk outside the International Space Station was canceled early Tuesday morning. The fact is that NASA received a warning about a possible threat of a collision with space debris.
However, no further instructions were given to the station’s seven-member crew. But spacewalk still had to be postponed “due to the fact that it is impossible to properly assess the risk that [the debris] may pose to astronauts.” This is reported by the US aerospace agency in its blog.
NASA received a debris notification for the space station. Due to the lack of opportunity to properly assess the risk it could pose to the astronauts, teams have decided to delay the Nov. 30 spacewalk until more information is available. https://t.co/HJCXFWBd3Y pic.twitter.com/swj5hqusSo
— International Space Station (@Space_Station) November 30, 2021
The message did not say where the “garbage notice” came from. According to NASA, the ISS crew calmly took the news of the delayed spacewalk. The agency previously reported that astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron will go into outer space from the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, November 30 to replace a malfunctioning antenna on one of the station’s structures. A spokesman for the Russian Mission Control Center confirmed that the astronauts’ planned spacewalk had to be canceled.
Space debris means all artificial objects and their fragments in space that are already out of order and do not function, but threaten the operation of functioning spacecraft, especially manned ones.