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Welcome back here's a live look.
At the International Space Station right now.
And an awful incidence.
David two man crew performing a rare space walk -- had to try to fix an ammonia leak that's spewing about five pounds of chemicals into orbit.
Attendants and now.
A Steve Perry joins us now from Miami with the very latest on this mission Steve how serious this situation C without basically NASA was done it couldn't launch anymore people up there -- done how they get this off.
No actually we're watching some pretty remarkable video from the helmet cam of astronaut Chris Cassidy what we're seeing is really two astronauts outside the International Space Station they're basically.
Performing some plumbing work 255.
Miles above the surface of the earth.
The two astronauts are outside the space station they're trying to hunt down and locate the source of an ammonia leak.
And repaired if they possibly can we're about one hour into what could be a six hour space walk today and emergency spacewalk.
On a very quick turnaround for those two astronauts so seeing how they know something was wrong.
Actually the crew on board the six person crew managed to see some white flakes floating away from the space station.
But like snowflakes this was actually frozen bits of ammonia floating away.
They've had some problems in the area before with ammonia leaks so they thought it was the same thing that's exactly what was the -- now.
To repair that in a remarkable attitude by the astronauts about this emergency spacewalk.
The commander tweeted this morning he said this is what we train for for years it's a fun day.
-- -- -- I just a little astronaut fund that's interesting to see those white flakes right because it does look like snow but that doesn't make sense -- in space yes if you have soup sauces no plumbers crack of had The -- wow thank you and that's cut through paragon thanks so much for the update.
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