In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Joe Acaba performs a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (NASA via AP)
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A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether.Both jetpacks and tethers are crucial for saving a flyaway astronaut.Then five hours into the spacewalk, Mission Control saw that the right handle on Acaba's emergency jetpack was popped open – again.It was the third spacewalk in two weeks for U.S. astronauts.Acaba and the station's commander, Randy Bresnik, were supposed to go spacewalking earlier this week.Friday's spacewalk – expected to be the last one for the year – also saw the astronauts installing a high-definition camera, replacing a fuse and removing thermal insulation from spare electronics.
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