No Holes in Mir

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For nearly six hours Michael Foale and Anatoly Solovyov walked in space, peering and poking at the shell of the airless Spektr module, looking for holes to plug. They found none. "To our great regret, we have found nothing which could be interpreted as a puncture," said Vladimir Solovyov, chief of Mission Control in Moscow. Though plenty of damage was visible, the ruptures themselves were not apparent.

At least it wasn't for nothing: before closing the hatch again at 3 a.m. EDT, the pair manually realigned two solar panels on the Spektr module, which should boost their power supply to about 90 percent. Another spacewalk is tentatively planned for next month.
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