NASA is about to guide its first spacewalk since March 2022.
The area company paused extravehicular actions (EVAs) on the station to provide it time to research an incident throughout a stroll the place a skinny layer of moisture appeared contained in the helmet of astronaut Matthias Maurer.
The German astronaut was OK, however NASA described it as a “shut name” and determined to halt NASA-led spacewalks on the station so it may decide what brought on the incident. Within the meantime, 5 different spacewalks have taken place on the station, involving principally cosmonauts and arranged by NASA’s Russian counterpart, Roscosmos.
Having completed its work and made the suitable package updates, NASA will conduct its next EVA on Tuesday, November 15, with astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio. This would be the first spacewalk for each astronauts.
The pair will exit the station’s Quest airlock at 8 a.m. ET to assemble a mounting bracket for photo voltaic arrays on the starboard aspect of the orbital outpost’s truss meeting as a part of ongoing work to improve the station’s energy system.
The way to watch
NASA’s livestream of the spacewalk will begin at 6:30 a.m. ET, with the spacewalk itself set to start at 8 a.m. ET. Cassada and Rubio will like spend round seven hours outdoors the station.
Cassada will function extravehicular crew member 1 (EV 1) and shall be identifiable by the pink stripes on his spacesuit. Rubio will function extravehicular crew member 2 (EV 2) and can put on a swimsuit with out pink stripes.
You possibly can watch the spacewalk by way of the video participant embedded on the high of this web page, or by visiting NASA’s YouTube channel, which can carry the identical feed.
The livestream will make the most of a wide range of cameras, together with astronaut helmet cams, and embody commentary from NASA personnel providing perception into what the astronauts are doing at any given time. The stay audio hyperlinks between the astronauts and Mission Management may even kind a part of the printed.
Following this week’s EVA, the following two NASA-led spacewalks are scheduled for Monday, November 28, and Thursday, December 1.
For a style of what to anticipate on Tuesday, try this gallery of amazing spacewalk images captured over time.