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(Photo : Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A helicopter provides security for the NASA astronauts as they are driven in in their AstroVan to the space shuttle Discovery on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center as they prepare for lift off May 31, 2008 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Space Shuttle will be carrying the main unit of Japan's Kibo science lab to the International Space Station. (Photo by Joe Raedle /Getty Images)
NASA's ISS Spacewalk Now Delayed Due to Space Debris Warning! Recent Russia Missile Test to Blame?
(Photo : Photo by NASA/Newsmakers) 383927 03: FILE PHOTO: STS-79 astronauts enjoy this view of the Mir complex backdropped against the blackness of space over Earth's horizon. A thin blue line of airglow runs parallel with Earth's horizon, September 24, 1996. Mir is nearing the end of its existence as Russia plans to steer the craft out of orbit in late February 2001 in a controlled crash to dump the space station safely into the Pacific Ocean.

NASA's ISS spacewalk is now delayed because the international space agency received a new space debris warning approaching the giant orbital laboratory.

NASA's ISS Spacewalk Now Delayed Due to Space Debris Warning! Recent Russia Missile Test to Blame?
(Photo : Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
383927 03: FILE PHOTO: STS-79 astronauts enjoy this view of the Mir complex backdropped against the blackness of space over Earth's horizon. A thin blue line of airglow runs parallel with Earth's horizon, September 24, 1996. Mir is nearing the end of its existence as Russia plans to steer the craft out of orbit in late February 2001 in a controlled crash to dump the space station safely into the Pacific Ocean.

"Due to the lack of opportunity to properly assess the risk it could pose to the astronauts, teams have decided to delay the Nov. 30 spacewalk until more information is available," said the International Space Agency via its official Twitter account.

The latest online post of ISS attracted a lot of space fans. Some of them were confused about the issue. One of the online users asked if the space debris was approaching the International Space Station or the ISS that would pass the space junk.

NASA's ISS Spacewalk Now Delayed

According to CNN's latest report, NASA's spacewalk was originally scheduled on Nov. 30. This activity was supposed to be conducted by Kayla Barron and Dr. Thomas Marsburn.

NASA's ISS Spacewalk Now Delayed Due to Space Debris Warning! Recent Russia Missile Test to Blame?
(Photo : Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A helicopter provides security for the NASA astronauts as they are driven in in their AstroVan to the space shuttle Discovery on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center as they prepare for lift off May 31, 2008 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Space Shuttle will be carrying the main unit of Japan's Kibo science lab to the International Space Station.

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They were tasked to walk outside the International Space Station at 7:10 a.m. ET. NASA explained that the task, which is estimated to take around six hours, would fix the malfunctioning communications antenna of the giant space laboratory.

As of the moment, NASA still hasn't confirmed the new schedule of the planned spacewalk. If you are also one of the interested viewers, the best thing you can do right now is to wait for the space agency's further announcements.

Russia's Recent Missile Test to Blame? 

In ISS' latest announcement, Russia's recent anti-satellite missile test was not really mentioned at all. Since this is the case, the country's space activity, which destroyed one of the Russian dead rockets, is not blamed for the delayed spacewalk. 

The anti-satellite weapon test was conducted on Nov. 15. Space experts criticized this activity since it led to more space junk and alerted the International Space Station's astronauts. 

In other news, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to take a stunning Saturn image. On the other hand, NASA and SpaceX would defend Earth from giant asteroids.  

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