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Astronauts give International Space Station's big robot arm new hand

Astronauts give International Space Station's big robot arm new hand
Posted at 10:22 AM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 10:22:30-04

Astronauts have been giving the International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand.

Commander Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei floated out on a space walk, the first of three Nasa spacewalks planned over the next two weeks.

The latching mechanism on one end of the 58ft robot arm malfunctioned in August and needs to be replaced before an Orbital ATK supply ship launches in November.