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LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« on: 12/16/2016 06:38 PM »
Pete Harding Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/spacewalkers-upgrading-iss-batteries/

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Proxima/Spacewalk_for_Thomas_Pesquet

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SPACEWALK FOR THOMAS PESQUET
16 December 2016

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he ventures outside the International Space Station next month.

Lasting up to seven hours on 13 January, its goal is to ensure the power supply of the International Space Station from the 2500 sq m of solar panels.

The Station commander, Shane Kimbrough, will lead the spacewalk, accompanied by Thomas.

At NASA’s mission control in Houston, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will direct the duo as lead communicator – a recognition of ESA’s expertise in Station operations.

Luca is an experienced spacewalker himself, undertaking two sorties during his six-month mission in 2013.

Luca will guide the pair in space through their complex tasks, offering radio support.

Two January spacewalks are needed as part of an upgrade to replace older-technology batteries with newer lithium-ion designs. Batteries store power for supplying the Station as it flies through Earth’s shadow.

Adapter plates that arrived on Japan’s HTV cargo ferry this week will be moved to an external platform by the Station’s robotic arm before the spacewalk.

When Shane and Thomas head outside, they will collect the adapters, install them, and reattach the batteries.

Preparations for these complex operations started well in advance, Thomas noted on his Facebook page: “We have started well in advance to prepare for the spacewalks of January. It is a lot of work to service the suits and get them ready, get familiar with the choreography and prepare the tools and equipment. Not even mentioning the thousands of hours of work for all the personnel on the ground.”

More detailed information about the spacewalk will be provided on the Proxima mission blog and in a NASA media conference on 4 January.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:48 AM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2017 02:59 PM »
NASA Previews Spacewalks to Upgrade ISS Power System

Published on Jan 4, 2017
On Jan. 4, NASA held a press briefing at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview a pair of planned spacewalks to perform a complex upgrade to the International Space Station’s power system. NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will conduct the spacewalk on Jan. 6. The second spacewalk, on Jan. 13, will be performed by Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency). Working on the right side truss of the space station, the crew members will install adapter plates and hook up electrical connections for six new lithium-ion batteries that were delivered to the station in December.


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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #2 on: 01/09/2017 04:57 PM »
SPDM battery work being broadcast on: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2017 09:24 PM »
Channel 1A EVR ops progressing very well. In fact almost ready for the EVA at this point.

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #4 on: 01/13/2017 09:54 AM »
Depress started at 10:46 GMT.

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #5 on: 01/13/2017 10:22 AM »
Our PAO hosts:
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #6 on: 01/13/2017 10:23 AM »
Thermal hatch open!
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #7 on: 01/13/2017 10:25 AM »
EVA START 1122UTC.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #8 on: 01/13/2017 10:26 AM »
EVA start time (battery power on): 6:22 am EST
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #9 on: 01/13/2017 10:28 AM »
Exterior view.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #10 on: 01/13/2017 10:30 AM »
Shane out!
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #11 on: 01/13/2017 10:34 AM »
Taking stuff out, Thomas about to egress too.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #13 on: 01/13/2017 10:35 AM »
Space feet for Chris :)
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #14 on: 01/13/2017 10:37 AM »
Thermal hatch closed. Body checks next, once Thomas sets himself up.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #15 on: 01/13/2017 10:39 AM »
Hats dry, storing bundle (I assume the get-ahead thermal covers) next to the airlock and the MISSE experiment - which presents a hazard, so they should not touch it.


EDIT: Yes, they are the thermal shields for the Node3 CBM, to be installed in a future EVA.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 10:40 AM by eeergo »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #16 on: 01/13/2017 10:42 AM »
Securing the bundle to Quest's port stanchion of handrail 0153.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #17 on: 01/13/2017 10:44 AM »
Translating to the worksite for the first battery task, after Luca Parmitano told them about the hazards from his ground support role.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 10:45 AM by eeergo »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #19 on: 01/13/2017 10:46 AM »
Crawling along the starboard truss :)
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #20 on: 01/13/2017 10:47 AM »
EP and MBS in view next to the spacewalkers (and Canadarm2 in the second image)
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 10:48 AM by eeergo »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #21 on: 01/13/2017 10:49 AM »
Securing hooks to structure, Shane translating over SARJ to his position.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #23 on: 01/13/2017 10:51 AM »
Among other warnings, spacewalkers cautioned not to touch EP's NiH batteries as they are just held by one bolt.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #24 on: 01/13/2017 10:51 AM »
Giving PDGF some love.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #25 on: 01/13/2017 10:52 AM »
Shane at the IEA.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #26 on: 01/13/2017 10:53 AM »
Thomas at the EP. Nice reflection of Earth on the radiator face.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #27 on: 01/13/2017 10:56 AM »
Thomas already into breaking torque

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #28 on: 01/13/2017 10:56 AM »
Starting with the first Adapter Plate's H1 breaking torque (max 1 turn). You can see the ratchet wrench on Thomas' right hand.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #29 on: 01/13/2017 10:57 AM »
Torque broken on AP F's H1. Advised to slow down!
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #30 on: 01/13/2017 10:57 AM »
Yeah, that proves they are going fast. Luca tells them to slow down and take a breath.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #31 on: 01/13/2017 11:04 AM »
Go to fully release the H1 bolt in AP F.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #32 on: 01/13/2017 11:05 AM »
Pick the right one! WVS seems a lot better with Thomas' suit.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #33 on: 01/13/2017 11:05 AM »
Shane in APFR performing test motions to secure his position.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #34 on: 01/13/2017 11:06 AM »
Releasing bolt with the wrench.


30 second handover coming up.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #35 on: 01/13/2017 11:07 AM »
Thomas nearly has it released.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #36 on: 01/13/2017 11:09 AM »
Shane configuring battery SABB (Solar Array Blanket Boxes) clamps in a vertical position. This is a get ahead task (!)
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:13 AM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #37 on: 01/13/2017 11:10 AM »
Meanwhile, Thomas at the EP:
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #38 on: 01/13/2017 11:11 AM »
ShaneCam. Very nice view.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #39 on: 01/13/2017 11:14 AM »
Shane also managed to stow a cable away from the Pump Control Subassembly, clearing the area for future robotics, together with the reconfiguration of the SABB clamps.

These, together with the stowage of the Node3 CBM shields outside Quest, were all get aheads.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #40 on: 01/13/2017 11:15 AM »
Thomas positioning himself for Adapter Plate F release.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #41 on: 01/13/2017 11:15 AM »
Shane released the APFR he was standing on for the get-aheads, and shows how smudgy his helmetcam is :)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #42 on: 01/13/2017 11:21 AM »
Shane installed his APFR for some battery work. You can see Thomas brandishing his space gun--ahem PGT ;) on the right.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:22 AM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #43 on: 01/13/2017 11:24 AM »
Go to install hex drive on Adapter Plate E's H1 bolt - and then releasing AP E.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:24 AM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #44 on: 01/13/2017 11:25 AM »
Both at the EP.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #45 on: 01/13/2017 11:25 AM »
Both together, releasing torque.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #46 on: 01/13/2017 11:29 AM »
Attaching plate F to the BRT.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #47 on: 01/13/2017 11:30 AM »
Turning the PGT now! 19 turns expected.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #49 on: 01/13/2017 11:31 AM »
AP F released!
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #50 on: 01/13/2017 11:32 AM »
Passing over the gun for more AP action !
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #51 on: 01/13/2017 11:33 AM »
Astronauts chuckle:

"I got my AP in my PGT"
"...your BRT"
"yep, my BRT"
***chuckles***

Probably understanding this qualifies in the "You know you're a space geek when..." thread ;)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #52 on: 01/13/2017 11:34 AM »
Releasing AP E by using PGT for other 19 turns.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #53 on: 01/13/2017 11:35 AM »
And released. Attaching it to the BRT for translation to the IEA.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #55 on: 01/13/2017 11:37 AM »
Both spacewalkers loaded up with their respective APs, translating slowly to the installation site to avoid too much swinging of the large mass they're carrying.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #56 on: 01/13/2017 11:39 AM »
Thomas just restarted the WVS which was not working, showing a nice view of the empty battery holders in the EP where the old NiH batteries to be R&R'd today will be stowed later.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #58 on: 01/13/2017 11:40 AM »
Shane running with his stolen painting Adapter Plate.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #59 on: 01/13/2017 11:43 AM »
Thomas stuck at the EP while changing his PGT tool.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #60 on: 01/13/2017 11:44 AM »
Thomas now translating to S4, Shane at the APFR site.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:47 AM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #61 on: 01/13/2017 11:48 AM »
That's two of three adaptor plates...way ahead of the timeline.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #62 on: 01/13/2017 11:48 AM »
Both Thomas and Shane back together, now at the IEA.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #63 on: 01/13/2017 11:50 AM »
Thomas warned to be extra careful not to kick the radiators below him.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #64 on: 01/13/2017 11:51 AM »
Positioning AP F.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #65 on: 01/13/2017 11:52 AM »
Soft dock into slot 6.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #66 on: 01/13/2017 11:54 AM »
Sunrise while plate F is being set up for attachment.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #67 on: 01/13/2017 11:54 AM »
PGT action to secure it.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #68 on: 01/13/2017 11:55 AM »
Setting up PGT and driving
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:57 AM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #69 on: 01/13/2017 11:56 AM »
Repositioning and trying again.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #70 on: 01/13/2017 11:57 AM »
Seems good now:

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #71 on: 01/13/2017 12:01 PM »
AP F installed! Now moving over an old NiH battery on top of it, to act as a spare in the future.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #72 on: 01/13/2017 12:03 PM »
Luca dropping a not-so-subtle hint on metric-vs-US units making the EVs laugh :)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #73 on: 01/13/2017 12:04 PM »
Connector to AP mated.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 12:05 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #74 on: 01/13/2017 12:05 PM »
That moment when you're working on the outside of the Station and a bloody Frenchman gets in your way. ;D

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #75 on: 01/13/2017 12:06 PM »
Driving H1 on the battery in slot 5 (that Dextre couldn't fully tighten because its tool got stuck if it drove it all the way)
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 12:08 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #76 on: 01/13/2017 12:09 PM »
Good battery check on the one the Slot 6 AP was just connected to.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #78 on: 01/13/2017 12:11 PM »
Battery passed to Thomas.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #79 on: 01/13/2017 12:14 PM »
Moving NiH battery over for installation onto the AP.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #80 on: 01/13/2017 12:16 PM »
Soft-docking it while keeping a cable out of the way... quite a feat considering it is more than 100 kg!
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #81 on: 01/13/2017 12:19 PM »
Driving first bolt to mate the NiH battery to the just-installed AP.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #82 on: 01/13/2017 12:19 PM »
I haven't heard them mention the timeline, but they've got to be way ahead. Bolt driving.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #83 on: 01/13/2017 12:21 PM »
Getting ready to install AP E.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #84 on: 01/13/2017 12:23 PM »
BRT released from Shane, now soft-docking it.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #85 on: 01/13/2017 12:24 PM »
Installing the second adaptor plate.

Crew ONE HOUR ahead of the timeline ;D

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #86 on: 01/13/2017 12:25 PM »
PGTing it in place, 1 hour ahead (!) of the timeline, +40 minutes they started early means they are 1h40m before the scheduled event times.


I'm stepping away to have lunch, be back in a bit!
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #87 on: 01/13/2017 12:28 PM »
They really are working close together.

Plate 2 installed.


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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #89 on: 01/13/2017 12:35 PM »
Glove check before heading to the EP.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #90 on: 01/13/2017 12:37 PM »
Thomas on the right. Leaving Shane checking the restraints.


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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #92 on: 01/13/2017 12:39 PM »
At the EP. You can see the old batteries.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #93 on: 01/13/2017 12:40 PM »
That's not right! PET is past 2 hours.





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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #98 on: 01/13/2017 12:58 PM »
Back here!

Looks like the final adapter plate (AP D) is already at the IEA.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 12:58 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #100 on: 01/13/2017 01:00 PM »
Tom says you can see a lot more with the naked eye during night passes, more than the cameras pick up.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #101 on: 01/13/2017 01:01 PM »
1h30m ahead of the timeline. Thomas translating off the EP.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 01:02 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #102 on: 01/13/2017 01:02 PM »
Not even three hours in and Thomas is going to start get-aheads!

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #103 on: 01/13/2017 01:03 PM »
Just found (a bit late now but hey) a nice basic EVA timeline in SF101 (attaching it here since it's credited as being NASA material)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #105 on: 01/13/2017 01:08 PM »
Final task: hooking up the AP D to the Li-ion battery to fully configure and check power channel 1A.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #106 on: 01/13/2017 01:10 PM »
Driving final bolt:
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #107 on: 01/13/2017 01:13 PM »
Mating battery-to-AP connector.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #108 on: 01/13/2017 01:18 PM »
They appear to be cleaning up, dealing with the connector cap and PGT tools.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 01:21 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #109 on: 01/13/2017 01:22 PM »
Third and final battery checkout is successful!

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #110 on: 01/13/2017 01:22 PM »
All 6 new Li-ion batteries are now checked out and fine.

All primary tasks in EVA-38/39 completed successfully :)
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 01:22 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #111 on: 01/13/2017 01:25 PM »
First get-ahead: take photos of the (in)famous rat's nest between Z1, Destiny and S0.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #112 on: 01/13/2017 01:26 PM »
Into the rat's nest.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #113 on: 01/13/2017 01:27 PM »
Two scoops, one PGT. ;D

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #114 on: 01/13/2017 01:30 PM »
Tidying up the "untidiable" crew lock bag  ;D  as they are about to fly over the continental USA.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #115 on: 01/13/2017 01:30 PM »
"I'm sure I left my keys in here"

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #116 on: 01/13/2017 01:36 PM »
Pretty space hardware + humans view!
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 01:37 PM by eeergo »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #117 on: 01/13/2017 01:38 PM »
Nice moment there. Shane heads up and Thomas adjusts his camera and then they both wave at each other. Missed the latter, but...

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #118 on: 01/13/2017 01:40 PM »
It appears they will be heading to the MBS for the first get-ahead (which I didn't catch because PAO and Tim are getting excited while explaining EVA 101 ;) )

EDIT: Camera Pan/Tilt Assembly R&R on the MBS - this will be ROBO'd onto Canadarm2 later.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #119 on: 01/13/2017 01:43 PM »
Passing over the coast of Columbia.


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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #121 on: 01/13/2017 01:44 PM »
Translating down to Quest for tools and the CLP/TA.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #123 on: 01/13/2017 01:48 PM »
Meanwhile, at Quest.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #124 on: 01/13/2017 01:51 PM »
Shane ingressing the APFR and getting a weird orientation, MCC checking. Thomas back on the truss.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #126 on: 01/13/2017 01:55 PM »
Nice view from the MBS by Shane.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #127 on: 01/13/2017 01:59 PM »
Shane: "Where is the CLPA?"
Thomas: "Ahhhh now that's a good question"
Ground: "We can see it in the WVS to your right..."

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #128 on: 01/13/2017 02:00 PM »
Shane not liking the APFR's clocking, getting off and changing the settings for a minute.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #130 on: 01/13/2017 02:09 PM »
CLPA in plain view as Shane works on it.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #131 on: 01/13/2017 02:15 PM »
PGTing the CLPA hard
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #132 on: 01/13/2017 02:15 PM »
So they're replacing the Mobile Base System CLPA?
Go at Throttle Up!

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #133 on: 01/13/2017 02:17 PM »
So they're replacing the Mobile Base System CLPA?

Nope, it's for Canadarm2, but it's getting robotically replaced on the arm later - for now they're just staging it on the MBS.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #134 on: 01/13/2017 02:26 PM »
On the get-ahead page of the checklist.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #135 on: 01/13/2017 02:32 PM »
WorkSite Interface (WIF) adapter reconfig coming up next as a get-ahead.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #136 on: 01/13/2017 02:33 PM »
Camera swap out complete.

Next two getaheads are separate tasks.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #137 on: 01/13/2017 02:45 PM »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #139 on: 01/13/2017 02:58 PM »
I got a bit lost here after the WIF reconfiguration... one of the bags they're carrying back to Quest is obviously the failed CLPA, but have they done other get-aheads in the meantime?

Coming up are the rat's nest photo documentation and the Destiny lab's handrail retrieval.


Aaaaand space feet to mask my disorientation  8)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #140 on: 01/13/2017 03:05 PM »
Shane doing an impression of the banjo kid from "The Deliverance" - with the wires "It's like a musical instrument" as he plunks away.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #141 on: 01/13/2017 03:08 PM »
4.45 PET.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #143 on: 01/13/2017 03:10 PM »
Thomas translating to the rat's nest via the airlock's zenith-forward gas tank.


Shane about to get warnings about the Destiny handrail worksite.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #144 on: 01/13/2017 03:11 PM »
Imaging area of interest: S0 aft to Z1 forward.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #145 on: 01/13/2017 03:12 PM »
0261 and 0262 are the handrails to be retrieved.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #146 on: 01/13/2017 03:14 PM »
Soyuz peeking over Shane's shoulder.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #147 on: 01/13/2017 03:18 PM »
The Grand Mess rat's nest  :o
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #148 on: 01/13/2017 03:20 PM »
Thomas repositioning himself to take better perspectives for the pictures. Shane configuring the PGT to remove the handrails.
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« Reply #149 on: 01/13/2017 03:22 PM »
Amazing viewpoint:

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #150 on: 01/13/2017 03:22 PM »
Handrail removal was never so epically portrayed  :o
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #151 on: 01/13/2017 03:23 PM »
5 hours PET.
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« Reply #152 on: 01/13/2017 03:24 PM »
There's five hours.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #153 on: 01/13/2017 03:25 PM »
Thomas took 20-30 pictures from the CETA spur. Ready to go to another spot if needed.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #154 on: 01/13/2017 03:28 PM »
MCC instructing Thomas to just get back to the airlock and hang out there - not an unpleasant way of finishing off a superb first EVA :)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #155 on: 01/13/2017 03:28 PM »
Shane allowed to take pictures from the airlock. Sounds like they are winding down what has been a successful EVA.

Thomas back at Quest first.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #156 on: 01/13/2017 03:31 PM »
Probably meant Thomas as Shane's still at Destiny with the handrails. Only one more get-ahead on the entire list to go.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #157 on: 01/13/2017 03:34 PM »
Shane translating back to Quest, told to look at Cupola since Peggy is there  8)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #158 on: 01/13/2017 03:34 PM »
I may have missed this, but why are they removing handrails?

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #159 on: 01/13/2017 03:36 PM »
I may have missed this, but why are they removing handrails?

Making space for antennas to be installed in the future (I assume for Commercial Crew capsules and IDA-3)
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« Reply #160 on: 01/13/2017 03:36 PM »
Spacecraft and feet ;D

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #161 on: 01/13/2017 03:37 PM »
Instructed to open the thermal cover and stow the handrails.

Kept in embers about the forward plan - ground having conversations about it.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #162 on: 01/13/2017 03:39 PM »
Just in: all new Li-ion batteries have been successfully integrated into the Station's power system now.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #163 on: 01/13/2017 03:39 PM »
All six new batteries deemed to be working well.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #164 on: 01/13/2017 03:41 PM »
All glove and HAP checks fine. Thermal cover closed.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #165 on: 01/13/2017 03:41 PM »
Moving the thermal shield bundle #2 to Node3! This is get-aheading get-aheads  ;D


Instructed to move slow and steady for CO2 reasons - not a concern now, but probably want to avoid cutting the get-ahead short because of haste.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #166 on: 01/13/2017 03:46 PM »
These shields will protect Node 3's CBM that is currently in use by having PMA-3 attached. Once this Mating Adapter is relocated to Node2 zenith for Commercial Crew, these shields will be used to protect the exposed CBM.


They are being stowed outside because they're bulky and take up too much valuable space inside the Station.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #167 on: 01/13/2017 03:50 PM »
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #168 on: 01/13/2017 03:54 PM »
Finding handrails to attach the shields' tethers to.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #169 on: 01/13/2017 03:59 PM »
Well labeled so that we all know what it is :)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #170 on: 01/13/2017 04:01 PM »
The Blair Witch Project... in Space !


Just taking some pictures of the configuration of the bundle, getting ready to head back to the airlock and wrap up the spacewalk.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #171 on: 01/13/2017 04:06 PM »
Thomas back at the airlock and opened the thermal cover - go to ingress Quest.

Shane getting there too.

I'll egress the forum for now :) have a good evening everyone!


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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #173 on: 01/13/2017 04:21 PM »
EVA Ends!

PET 5 hours 58 minutes

Hugely successful.

Pete's article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/spacewalkers-upgrading-iss-batteries/

Many, many thanks to David of his excellent coverage!

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #174 on: 01/13/2017 04:23 PM »
Congrats to both Astronauts on a hugely successfull EVA.
Félicitations Thomas pour ta première EVA !

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #175 on: 01/13/2017 04:31 PM »
And out they come. That concludes it for me too :)

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« Reply #176 on: 01/13/2017 04:32 PM »
Congrats! ISS modernisation to 21st century standards continues! :)
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #177 on: 01/14/2017 09:12 AM »
Video of the entire EVA

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #178 on: 01/14/2017 01:51 PM »
I'm so thankful for this site and all who contribute to it so I can come back after the EVA and catch up on what I missed or could only devote 10% of my attention to at the time due to other obligations.  (And of course congrats to the astronauts and MCC-H).

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #179 on: 01/14/2017 01:52 PM »
A big shout-out of thanks to all those helping with coverage on this EVA, it's much appreciated.
It's unfortunate I can't watch live at work any more.
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #180 on: 01/15/2017 10:46 AM »
Interesting picture by Thomas Pesquet illustrating the feeling of height and vertigo that PAO was talking about with the astronaut commentator in MMC-H during the spacewalk:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/thom_astro/32290626555/
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #181 on: 01/15/2017 12:15 PM »
Full-res version for posterity

And yes, it illustrated the vertigo effect very well. Good for Thomas to have taken this picture.
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
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Re: LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #184 on: 03/20/2017 09:33 PM »
I Am a Camera: On a Spacewalkt

NASA Johnson (via Thomas Pesquet)

Published on Mar 20, 2017
To everything, there is a season, including the time when a small video camera makes its first-ever
trip into the void of space. On Jan. 13, 2017, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet wore
just such a camera on his spacesuit during a nearly six-hour-long walk around the outside of the International Space Station with his crewmate, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. Here’s that day boiled

down to three minutes, from the point of view of the camera!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ValuWqyRG8?t=001


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