NASA is making last preparations for the seventh spacewalk to happen on the Worldwide House Station (ISS) this 12 months.
On Friday, June 9, American astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg will step exterior the station because it orbits some 250 miles above Earth.
NASA will dwell stream your entire spacewalk. See beneath for full particulars on methods to watch.
Bowen and Hoburg will exit the station’s Quest airlock on Friday morning to put in an upgraded IROSA (Worldwide House Station Roll-Out Photo voltaic Array) on the 1A energy channel on the starboard truss of the station.
The brand new arrays are 60 toes lengthy by 20 toes extensive (18.2 meters by 6 meters) and can shade simply over half of the unique arrays. As soon as all the new rollout photo voltaic arrays have been put in, the orbital outpost will see a 30% enhance in energy manufacturing over the station’s present arrays.
Friday’s spacewalk on the ISS would be the ninth for Bowen following his first one in 2008, and the primary for Hoburg, who’s on his first journey to orbit.
What to anticipate
NASA’s protection of the spacewalk will function views from a number of cameras, together with ones connected to the astronauts’ house helmets for an in depth have a look at what they’re doing. Dwell audio from Bowen, Hoburg, Mission Management, and a NASA commentator will even be a part of the stream.
For simple identification, Bowen will put on a go well with with purple stripes, whereas Hoburg will put on an unmarked go well with.
Easy methods to watch
NASA will dwell stream the spacewalk on Friday, June 9. Whereas the stroll itself is predicted to start at 9:15 a.m. ET, NASA’s protection will begin at 7:45 a.m. ET.
You possibly can watch the spacewalk by way of the participant embedded on the prime of this web page, or by heading to NASA’s web site.
Following Friday’s tour, NASA’s subsequent spacewalk is deliberate for Thursday, June 15, and entails the identical two astronauts.
To study extra about life on the Worldwide House Station, take a look at these movies made by a few of its inhabitants over time.