On Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in the second of two spacewalks, spread over a four-day period, which were designed to allow the crew to change out a degraded pump module on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station.
International Space Station

The International Space Station remains the springboard to our next great leap in exploration. The Administration’s recent decision to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) until at least 2024 is essential to achieving the goals of sending humans to deep space destinations and returning benefits to humanity through research and technology development.

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