experience the thrill of NASA spacewalks in real time

experience the thrill of NASA spacewalks in real time
experience the thrill of NASA spacewalks in real time

NASA astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Mike Barratt will leave the station’s Quest airlock to complete the removal of a faulty electronic box, called a radio frequency array, from a communications antenna located on the space station’s starboard truss . The two men will also collect samples for analysis to understand the ability of microorganisms to survive and reproduce outside the orbiting laboratory.

NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 flight engineer Nicole Mann is pictured in her extravehicular mobility unit, or spacesuit, during her first spacewalk on January 20, 2023. She and her colleague Koichi Wakata (not included) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency installed a modification. kit on the International Space Station’s starboard truss structure that will enable future installation of the orbiting laboratory’s next deployment solar array. Credit: NASA

Dyson will serve as a member of Spacewalk Crew 1 and will wear a red-striped suit. Barratt will serve as a member of the Spacewalk 2 crew and will wear an unmarked suit. The American 90 spacewalk will be the fourth spacewalk for Dyson and the third for Barratt. This is the 271st spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades.

The United States’ 90 spacewalk was originally scheduled for June 13, but did not go as planned due to a discomfort issue with the spacesuit.

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 flight engineer, December 24, 2013, spacewalk. Credit: NASA

The second spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on July 2 and will last approximately six and a half hours. NASA will provide live coverage starting at 7:30 a.m. Astronauts will remove and replace a gyroscope, relocate an antenna and prepare for future upgrades to the Alpha magnetic spectrometer.

NASA will stream the spacewalk on NASA+, NASA Television’s public channel, the NASA app, YouTube and the

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