Spacewalk support personnel quickly teamed up for a solution to cover the Tranquility module’s port after a thermal and micrometeoroid shield was inadvertently lost during today’s spacewalk. The team supporting EVA Officer John Mularski explored options in a room nearby Mission Control, and chose to install a cover that had been removed earlier from the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3.

The Pressurized Mating Adapter is now connected to the Tranquility module on the International Space Station. There was an unfortunate loss of a shield from the Tranquility module, as well. This is detailed, below. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 2:33 p.m. EDT. During the spacewalk,… Continue reading ADAPTER CONNECTED TO TRANQUILITY MODULE

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As astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks the female spacewalk record, here she was pictured during her seventh spacewalk which took place Jan. 6, 2017.

Today’s NASA update shares the most recent activity and new record accomplished aboard the International Space Station. Among the many ongoing tasks underway, daily, astronaut Peggy Whitson’s latest spacewalk marks a new milestone in the history of extracurricular activity in earth orbital space. It is certainly exciting to see the constant new innovations and progress… Continue reading ASTRONAUT BREAKS SPACEWALK RECORD THURSDAY

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Before the Thursday spacewalk, this is astronaut Shane Kimbrough takes an out-of-this-world selfie during a spacewalk on March 24, 2017.

In advance of the Thursday spacewalk on ISS, continued science and robotics research continue. Please remember, ongoing scientific activity, along with life-based preparations for any eventuality continue aboard the space station. The Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 (PMA-3) was robotically removed Sunday from the Tranquility module and attached to the Harmony module after being prepared during a… Continue reading ROBOTICS WORK AND THURSDAY SPACEWALK

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Spacewalkers Complete Primary Tasks

Spacewalkers Thomas Pesquet (left) and Shane Kimbrough meet at the Quest airlock to begin wrapping up their successful spacewalk. Credit: NASA TV

NASA spacewalkers completed the primary tasks towards the installation of the new international docking adapter to the Harmony module. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency concluded their spacewalk at 1:58 p.m. EDT. During the spacewalk, which lasted just over six-and-a-half hours, the two astronauts… Continue reading Spacewalkers Complete Primary Tasks

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