Two NASA astronauts prepare their tools and space suits for Sunday’s spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for new solar panels.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Expedition 64 crew on Thursday focused on various space research.
NASA flight engineers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover are finalizing their preparations for a scheduled six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk that begins Sunday at 6 a.m. EST. NASA TV will begin its spacewalk live from 4:30 a.m.
Rubins and Glover set up spacewalk tools and checked U.S. space suits today before bringing in mission control experts to report on their readiness. The duo also continued today to review the spacewalk procedures they will use to upgrade the power channels that will soon support the new solar panels. These solar panels will be shipped on upcoming Space Dragon cargo missions for installation this year.
Science is still ongoing aboard the space station, not only with contributions from the crew, but also remotely from scientists in the field. The results and knowledge help improve industry, business and medicine on Earth and in space.
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