Science News Roundup: Spacesuit battery glitch forces early end to Russian spacewalk
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Spacesuit battery glitch forces early end to Russian spacewalk
A Russian spacewalk outside the International Space Station ended hours earlier than planned on Wednesday after a cosmonaut discovered an electrical issue with his spacesuit, U.S. and Russian officials said. Oleg Artemyev was roughly two hours into a six-hour spacewalk when voltage levels in his spacesuit's battery began to unexpectedly drop, prompting flight controllers in Moscow to repeatedly order the cosmonaut's immediate return to the space station's airlock.
(With inputs from agencies.)