September 18, 2021

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Watch two Russian cosmonauts walk in space outside the International Space Station

Watch two Russian cosmonauts walk in space outside the International Space Station

On Thursday, September 9, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) to continue preparing the newly arrived Nauka module for science operations. You can watch at home as they leave the station and work on the new unit and link it to existing systems so that it can be integrated into the rest of the station. We have details on how to watch below.

The new Russian module of the International Space Station was the Nauka Launch this summer After a tragic incident, he witnessed Unexpectedly fired unit defense, to the station without further problems. In August, European astronaut Thomas Pesquet gave a Video tour of the new unit If you want to see the view from the inside.

However, installing a new unit on the space station is not as simple as lining and connecting it. Several complex steps are required to fully integrate the module into the space station and prepare it for commissioning. This is how Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov were walked in space To begin recording the unit last week, the first of 11 spacewalks required is expected.

This week, the pair will be taking a second spacewalk, continuing to connect Ethernet and data cables from the other units to the Nauka and install a handrail outside the Nauka for easier navigation.

To distinguish the two from each other while walking in space, they will wear different spacesuits as he described it NASANovitsky, who is designated an Extravehicular Crew Member 1 (EV1), will wear the Russian Orlan red striped spacesuit. Dobrov will wear the blue striped spacesuit as an Extravehicular Crew Member 2 (EV2). This will be her second and third spaceflight for both astronauts; spacewalks 242 and 243 to support construction, maintenance, and modernization of the space station; and spacewalks on 10 and 11 days at the station in 2021.”

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Flight 65 engineer and Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov are photographed during their spacewalks while doing work in the Pierce docking compartment. NASA

NASA will broadcast the path of the spacewalk on NASA TV, which you can watch using the video embedded at the top of this page or by going to NASA TV website.

Coverage begins Thursday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT), and the spacewalk itself is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT). The spacewalk will take about five hours.

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