NASA announces 'spacewalk bonanza,' including first all-female outing
Leading off a series of 10 planned spacewalks that will include the first by an all-female crew, a pair of NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Sunday to upgrade the station’s power system.
Sunday’s spacewalk is scheduled to begin around 7:50 a.m. ET and is expected to last 6 1/2 hours. It will be conducted by Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan, who are among six space flyers now aboard the station.
NASA will live-stream the spacewalk on NASA TV beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET.
The series of planned spacewalks will continue over the next three months, marking a pace that hasn’t been seen since the construction of the 925,000-pound orbiting laboratory ended in 2011.
“It’s a really busy time,” Kirk Shireman, NASA’s program manager for the space station, said Friday in a news briefing. “It’ll be exciting and fun. We’re looking forward to it.”
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