HOUSTON—European Space Agency and NASA astronauts Luca Parmitano and Drew Morgan successfully initiated a complex series of spacewalks outside the International Space Station on Nov. 15, working ahead of schedule to begin a thermal control system overhaul on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). The 6-hr., 39-min. spacewalk began at 6:39 a.m. EST and ended at 1:18 p.m. The $2 billion AMS cosmic ray observatory was installed on the station’s starboard solar power truss in May ...

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