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Spacewalkers take extra safety precautions for toxic ammonia

Spacewalkers take extra safety precautions for toxic ammonia

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Spacewalking astronauts are back safe inside the International Space Station after ridding their suits of any toxic ammoniaBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterMarch 13, 2021, 8:34 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Spacewalking astronauts had to take extra safety precautions Saturday after possibly getting toxic ammonia on their suits from the International Space Station's external cooling system.Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins had no trouble removing and venting a couple of old jumper cables to remove any ammonia still lingering in the lines. But so much ammonia spewed out of the first hose that Mission Control worried some of the frozen white flakes might have gotten on their suits.Hopkins was surprised at the amount of ammonia unleashed...