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Ammonia leak cuts short spacewalk for Nasa astronaut

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British-born astronaut Nicholas Patrick has taken part in a spacewalk to provide a cooling system for the newest room on board the International Space Station.

Patrick was hit by a small amount of ammonia after undoing a connection, but none of the toxic substance stuck to his suit.

The spacewalk ended slightly early as a result, so he and Robert Behnken could go through safety checks.

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