NASA kicks off attempt to set spacewalk record — and here’s what’s in store
- he National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) astronauts completed the first in ten spacewalks of the agency’s ‘Spacewalk Bonanza’.
- NASA plans to set a new record by conducting ten spacewalks over the next three months.
- On October 21, NASA astronauts will perform to the first all-female spacewalk in human history.
The first of the ten spacewalks scheduled to take place outside the
NASA’s success will mark a pace that hasn’t been seen since the ISS, was first constructed back in 2011.
The first of ten spacewalks
Two NASA astronauts, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan, initiated the first series of spacewalks that are dedicated to replacing the batteries on the far end of the ISS’ port side — or far left.
In the sevens hours they spent walking in space, Koch and Morgan were able to remove three existing nickel-hydrogen batteries and replace two with the newer lithium-ion batteries.
Koch and Morgan will venture back out onto the ISS on October 11.
Here’s everything that’s still to come from NASA’s ‘Spacewalk Bonanza’:
The first all-women spacewalk
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Upgrading the ISS’ power system
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