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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Stuck in Space




MOSCOW -- The crew of the Mir space station ventured outside Friday for a five-hour spacewalk to test a cosmic version of super glue designed to seal cracks in the aging craft.


Sergei Zalyotin and Alexander Kaleri checked the aging station's outer surface, inspected a broken solar panel and applied the glue to a special panel imitating the Mir's hull.


Once back inside, the crew is to study the panel to judge the quality of the glue, which forms a protective layer, said Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin.