The International Space Station is visualized from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour throughout a flyaround of the orbiting laboratory that occurred following its undocking from the Harmony modules space-facing port on November 8, 2021. Credit: NASA Johnson
NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron are examining the treatments they will utilize throughout Thursdays spacewalk. The duo will exit the International Space Station after setting their U.S. spacesuits to battery power at 7:10 a.m. EST representing the start of their spacewalk.
Marshburn and Barron are getting ready to replace a malfunctioning antenna system outdoors on the orbiting laboratorys Port-1 truss structure. Live NASA television coverage of the spacewalk starts Thursday at 5:30 a.m. on the companys site, and the NASA app.
The set were joined by fellow flight engineers Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, and Matthias Maurer, including spacewalk professionals on the ground, for a spacewalk procedures conference on Wednesday. Vande Hei and Chari from NASA will assist Marshburn and Barron in and out of their spacesuits as well as display the set during the six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk. Maurer from ESA (European Space company) will be commanding the Canadarm2 robotic arm navigating Marshburn and equipment throughout the antenna swap work.
December 2, 2021
The set were signed up with by fellow flight engineers Mark Vande Hei, Raja Chari, and Matthias Maurer, consisting of spacewalk experts on the ground, for a spacewalk treatments conference on Wednesday. Vande Hei and Chari from NASA will assist Marshburn and Barron in and out of their spacesuits as well as monitor the pair during the six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk. Maurer from ESA (European Space agency) will be commanding the Canadarm2 robotic arm navigating Marshburn and gear throughout the antenna swap work.
While the two spacewalkers prepare for Thursdays excursion, the stations other three astronauts and two cosmonauts still had time for communications and electronic devices servicing while carrying out microgravity research study.
Vande Hei replaced a stopped working international placing system receiver as Chari photographed the condition of electronics equipment that supports business spaceflight operations. Maurer inspected checked electrical hardware and switches inside the Columbus laboratory module.
In the stations Russian sector, Roscosmos Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov studied how stress throughout and after an area mission impacts the immune system. Station Commander Anton Shkaplerov dealt with Russian video equipment and began setting up extra crew quarters for an upcoming Soyuz crew ship objective.