September 28, 2022

Astronauts Ready for Today’s Spacewalk To Replace Faulty Space Station Antenna System

The stations 2 cosmonauts, Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov and Commander Anton Shkaplerov, invested their day on a range of space research and maintenance tasks in the orbiting labs Russian segment. Dubrov photographed the condition of the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module following the Prichal modules docking on Friday. Shkaplerov swapped out life support hardware and began unpacking freight from the freshly shown up Prichal docking port.

The spaceport station was imagined from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during its departure on November 8, 2021. Credit: NASA Johnson
2 NASA astronauts are preparing for a spacewalk on Tuesday (November 30, 2021) to replace a defective antenna system on the International Space Station. Flight Engineers Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron will leave the orbiting lab today after setting their U.S. spacesuits to battery power at 7:10 a.m. EST signifying the start of their spacewalk.
The duo was signed up with on Monday by three of their fellow Expedition 66 flight engineers gathering tools and reviewing procedures planned for the six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk. NASA astronaut Raja Chari partnered with Marshburn and Barron gathering and organizing tethers, cams, and pistol grip tools. The three astronauts then signed up with NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer for a treatments conference with spacewalk specialists on the ground.
Chari and Vande Hei will be on duty throughout Tuesday monitoring the two astronauts during the spacewalk and helping them in and out of their spacesuits. Maurer will be at the controls of the Canadarm2 robotic arm assisting the spacewalkers at the Port-1 truss structure worksite. NASA TV begins its live protection on Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. on the firms site, and the NASA app.

By NASA
November 30, 2021

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