WATCH LIVE: Astronauts Rubins of NASA and Noguchi of JAXA go for spacewalk outside ISS @07:00am ET
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi are scheduled to go outside the International Space Station (ISS) for spacewalk.
Exit window begins at 07:00am ET (12:00pm UTC)
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Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi will venture outside the orbiting outpost to vent ammonia from the Early Ammonia System and complete several other tasks. The pair will install a “stiffener” on the Quest airlock thermal cover to prevent it from blowing out when residual atmosphere escapes as the hatch is opened. Glover began addressing this issue on a previous spacewalk by installing a stronger magnet to keep the cover closed. The crew also will remove and replace a wireless video transceiver assembly.
Rubins will be extravehicular crew member 1 (EV 1) wearing red stripes. Noguchi will be extravehicular crew member 2 (EV 2) and wear a suit with no stripes.
This will be the fourth spacewalk in both Rubins and Noguchi’s career.
Courtesy of NASA
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