Spacewalk to Prepare the International Space Station for Solar Array Upgrades

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Early riser? Watch two humans work in the vacuum of space on Sunday, Feb. 28! NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover will exit the orbital lab’s...

Posted 8 months ago in Science & Tech

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

Good morning. Thank you for watching today's spacewalk!

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

Hello! Today's spacewalk is about to officially begin, once the spacewalkers switch their suits to battery power.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

The space station will make several orbits during today's spacewalk - astronauts aboard ISS see 16 sunrises and sunsets per day as it orbits Earth, so you will see a few!

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

That's correct, at 6:12 a.m. EST when the spacewalk officially began the ISS was flying over the country of Niger in Africa.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

Hello! Good morning. Not yet, but you will see helmet camera views from both astronauts during today's spacewalk.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

Today's spacewalk has begun, it's scheduled to last about 6.5 hours. Astronauts Kate Rubins & Victor Glover are heading out to the worksite after checking their safety tethers.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

You'll see views from outside ISS and helmet camera views today - you are now seeing Mission Control with the flight director for today's spacewalk.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

You'll see views from the International Space Station's external cameras as well as helmet cameras at different times during today's spacewalk - the spacewalk is planned to be 6.5 hours long.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

Mission control is our Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. You're hearing commentary from there today.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 months ago

Hello! Thank you for watching today's spacewalk. It will be an orbital sunrise again soon so you'll see Earth views once it is light.