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First of Six October Spacewalks Set for Sunday Morning

5 Oct 2019, 17:18 UTC
First of Six October Spacewalks Set for Sunday Morning
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NASA astronauts Nick Hague (top) and Anne McClain work to swap batteries in the Port-4 truss structure during today’s spacewalk. (Credit: NASA)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — Two NASA astronauts will exit the station’s Quest airlock in their U.S. spacesuits on Sunday at 7:50 a.m. EDT for a six-and-half hour spacewalk. Veteran spacewalkers Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan will begin the work to install new lithium-ion batteries on the Port-6 truss structure.

This will be the first of five spacewalks in October to upgrade station power systems. Televised spacewalk coverage begins Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

Watch the spacewalk preview briefing that was broadcast Friday on NASA TV.

Upcoming spacewalk assignments:

Oct. 5: Christina Koch and Andrew MorganOct. 11: Andrew Morgan and Christina KochOct. 16: Andrew Morgan and Jessica MeirOct. 21: Christina Koch and Jessica MeirOct. 25: Jessica Meir and Luca ParmitanoOct. 31: Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Skvortsov

Five more spacewalks are planned in November and December aimed at repairing the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

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