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WATCH LIVE: NASA Spacewalk outside the International Space Station #Spacewalk65 @7:35 am EDT

26 Jun 2020

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken are scheduled to go outside the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, June 26, for spacewalk, to begin the replacement of batteries for one of the power channels on the orbiting laboratory.

The spacewalking astronauts will replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for one of two power channels on the far starboard truss (S6 Truss) of the station with new lithium-ion batteries that arrived to the station on the HTV-9 Japanese cargo ship last month. The battery replacement work is the culmination of power upgrade spacewalks that began in January 2017.

Spacewalk begins at 07:35am EST (11:35am GMT)

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Cassidy will be extravehicular crew member 1, wearing the spacesuit with red stripes, while Behnken will be extravehicular crew member 2, wearing the spacesuit with no stripes.

This will be the seventh spacewalk for each astronaut.

The spacewalk will be the 228th in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades.

As a global endeavor, 239 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,800 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries and areas.

Courtesy of NASA
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