Today we reach a new stage in our journey.. I have undergone intensive training for more than 3 years in preparation for this task that requires high concentration and accuracy.A few hours and I'm out of the ISS airlock in this suit..In a few hours, we will write a new history for the Arabs, and the flag of the Emirates touches the space 🇦🇪
Counting down the hours until we pass through the ISS airlock into space. Wearing the spacesuit and proudly bearing the UAE flag on my arm, I will soon be undertaking the Arab world’s first spacewalk. Wish us luck! 🇦🇪✨
Today, a new historic milestone will be achieved inspired by Zayed's Ambition. Astronaut #SultanAlNeyadi will conduct the first Arab spacewalk in history. Live coverage will begin at 4:30 PM and the mission will start at 5:15 PM (UAE time): http://mbrsc.ae/live
I went digging a little more to try to figure out when the SASA was moved to that spot on ESP-2. On the last USOS EVA, we got this view from Koichi Wakata's helmet cam that shows ESP-2 pretty clearly. The FRAM in question is the one on the lower side, outboard (to the right in this image), further from Koichi. I think, based on the animation for EVA-86, that that ORU is too big to be the SASA, and is probably still the LEE. Backing this up, the DOUG animation for EVA-85 definitely shows the LEE in that position.So my new guess, until/unless we get a #askNASA answer during the webcast, is that it was swapped at some time since 2 February 2023.
US EVA-86: Bowen and Alneyadi are sealed in the outer airlock and depressurization is underway; this is a 30-minute procedure; the switch to spacesuit battery power will come after depress and leak checks are complete