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US EVA 42 - May 12, 2017
« on: 03/18/2017 10:23 AM »
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) in early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.

The spacewalk is currently scheduled for April 7. NASA TV will provide complete coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m., with the six-and-a-half hour spacewalks scheduled to begin about 7 a.m.

The final spacewalk will feature Whitson and Pesquet replacing an avionics box on the starboard truss called an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier, a storage platform. The box houses electrical and command and data routing equipment for the science experiments and replacement hardware stored outside of the station. The new avionics box is scheduled to launch aboard Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo craft this month.

This will be the 200th spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance. Kimbrough’s two spacewalks will be the fifth and sixth of his career. Whitson will be making the ninth spacewalks of her career – more than any other female astronaut. Pesquet will undertake the third spacewalks in his career.

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Update:
Third spacewalk now is scheduled for Thursday, April 6.
« Last Edit: 04/17/2017 09:04 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: US EVA 42 - April 6, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 04/05/2017 04:21 PM »
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Tentative date for next #spacewalk with @Thom_astro and @AstroPeggy: 24 April
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Re: US EVA 42 - April 6, 2017
« Reply #2 on: 04/12/2017 07:04 PM »
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html

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6:30 a.m., Friday, May 12 - Coverage of ISS Expedition 51 U.S. Spacewalk # 42 (Spacewalk expected to begin at 8 a.m. ET)
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Re: US EVA 42 - April 6, 2017
« Reply #3 on: 04/14/2017 02:11 PM »
There is a report on the NK forum, that this EVA will be done by Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer.

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Re: US EVA 42 - April 6, 2017
« Reply #4 on: 04/16/2017 07:47 AM »
Is there another EVA planned for Thom Pesquet before returning to Earth ? Thank you !

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Re: US EVA 42 - April 6, 2017
« Reply #5 on: 04/16/2017 06:38 PM »
None so far  :-\
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Re: US EVA 42 - May 12, 2017
« Reply #6 on: 04/17/2017 03:27 PM »
Yes, Fischer will join Whitson for EVA-42.

According to NASA, Pesquet has done 2 EVAs and ISS Program are keen to "spread the wealth" of EVA experience across the corps. No other EVAs planned for Fischer, so this gives him the opportunity to perform an EVA.

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Re: US EVA 42 - May 12, 2017
« Reply #7 on: 04/21/2017 04:31 PM »
We know...but:
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 Fifth #spacewalk this year from @Space_Station now planned for 12 May

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Re: US EVA 42 - May 12, 2017
« Reply #8 on: 04/21/2017 06:03 PM »
Yes, Fischer will join Whitson for EVA-42.

According to NASA, Pesquet has done 2 EVAs and ISS Program are keen to "spread the wealth" of EVA experience across the corps. No other EVAs planned for Fischer, so this gives him the opportunity to perform an EVA.
And why not Pesquet/Fisher ?

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Re: US EVA 42 - May 12, 2017
« Reply #9 on: 04/22/2017 12:03 AM »
Yes, Fischer will join Whitson for EVA-42.

According to NASA, Pesquet has done 2 EVAs and ISS Program are keen to "spread the wealth" of EVA experience across the corps. No other EVAs planned for Fischer, so this gives him the opportunity to perform an EVA.
And why not Pesquet/Fisher ?

If Fisher is taking Pesquet's place then perhaps neither of them have trained for the tasks that Whitson will do.

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