HOUSTON—The crew of the International Space Station has kicked off a busy final month of the year with the third of four planned spacewalks to repair the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) cosmic ray observatory. The 6-hr., 2-min. excursion by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan concluded at 12:33 p.m. EST on Dec. 2, well ahead of the planned 7 1/2-hr. time line, with all tasks complete. It began at 6:31 a.m. The two ...

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