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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #200 on: 01/15/2020 07:44 pm »
Talking about Christina's helmet
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #201 on: 01/15/2020 07:49 pm »
And now, Helmet lights & cam…
(taking somme photos)
« Last Edit: 01/15/2020 07:56 pm by centaurinasa »
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #202 on: 01/15/2020 08:04 pm »
To boldly go where no human has gone before !

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #203 on: 01/15/2020 08:10 pm »
And as usual, photo-documentation of the glove
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #204 on: 01/15/2020 08:15 pm »
Christina and Jessica (again) in Crew Lock Section.
« Last Edit: 01/15/2020 08:18 pm by centaurinasa »
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #205 on: 01/15/2020 08:50 pm »
So with 4 NiH2-batteries, 2 Li-ion-batteries and 1 adapter plate replaced today, it is now:

10/12 NiH2, 5/6 Li-ion and 4/6 adapter plates

after 3 EVAs. Pretty good, considering they originally planned 5 EVAs.

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #206 on: 01/15/2020 09:36 pm »
I feel like it's somewhat understated just how good the NASA training and organisation is. Drew Morgan, Christina Koch, and Jessica Meir were all spaceflight and spacewalk rookies at the start of their mission. And do you ever notice? I can't say I do.
« Last Edit: 01/15/2020 09:36 pm by MattBaker »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #207 on: 01/15/2020 10:59 pm »
Astronauts Wrap Up First Spacewalk of 2020

Mark Garcia Posted on January 15, 2020

At 2:04 p.m. EST, Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA concluded their spacewalk. During the 7-hour, 29-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays. Meir and Koch are scheduled to venture outside the station again Monday, Jan. 20, for a second battery replacement spacewalk.

The astronauts were also able to accomplish a get-ahead task of relocating the an additional nickel-hydrogen battery to the external pallet in preparation for next week’s spacewalk.

This was the first spacewalk outside the station this year. Space station crew members have now conducted 225 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. Spacewalkers have spent a total of 58 days, 23 hours, and 12 minutes working outside the station. It is the second time all spacewalkers have been women and the 44th spacewalk to include women.

It was the second spacewalk for Meir, who now has spent a total of 14 hours and 46 minutes spacewalking, and the fifth for Koch for a total of 35 hours and 17 minutes.

Koch arrived to the orbiting laboratory in March 2019 and marked 300 days in space on Jan. 9. She currently holds the record for longest single spaceflight by a woman and will return to Earth on Feb. 6 from an extended duration mission of 11 months in space. Her extended missions provides researchers the opportunity to observe effects of long-duration spaceflight on a woman to prepare for human missions to the Moon and Mars. Meir arrived in Sept. 2019 and is due to return in April.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2020/01/15/astronauts-wrap-up-first-spacewalk-of-2020/

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #208 on: 01/16/2020 01:11 am »
Summary so far:

NiH S/N 0104 removed from P6 slot 1 1306 UTC, stowed in EP slot Z at 1322 UTC
Li-ion S/N 0021 removed from EP slot F at 1336 UTC, stowed in P6 slot 1 at 1408 UTC
NiH S/N 0106 removed from P6 slot 2 at 1428 UTC, stowed in EP slot F at 1514 UTC
Adapter plate 0014 removed from EP slot F at 1506 UTC, stowed in P6 slot 2 at 1523 UTC.



Rest of EVA:
NiH S/N 0101 removed from P6 slot 3 at 1555 UTC, stowed on top of AP 0014 in P6 slot 2 at 1601 UTC
Li-ion S/N 0022 removed fro EP slot E at 1622 UTC, stowed in P6 slot 3 at 1650 UTC
NiH S/N 0103 removed from P6 slot 4 at 1713 UTC, stowed in EP slot Y at 1738 UTC


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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #209 on: 01/16/2020 05:45 am »
Post EVA snarky comment/PAO critrique... Rob Navias, please instruct your folks--when the batteries are destroyed on re-entry they are "disposed of" not "disposed"...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #210 on: 01/16/2020 05:51 am »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #211 on: 01/16/2020 06:01 am »
Work begins on the gloves but the crew requested the video to be "privatised", all seemed nominal though.

That seems to be it for today, the next spacewalk, same time, same crew, same worksites, is on Monday the 20th already!

Privatizing the NASA video feed during suit doffing before the helmets come off is in no way nominal or standard procedure.  Drew verifying the crew wasn't hot miked indicates some issue with one of the space walkers they wanted to keep private.  The same thing happened during the first AMS EVA... To be clear, the astronauts deserve and should absolutely have, their privacy when they need it and it's appropriate. Pretending there wasn't some issue is dishonest and not in accordance with this site's history and responsibility.
« Last Edit: 01/16/2020 06:43 pm by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #213 on: 01/17/2020 01:22 am »
From inside the @Space_Station, @astro_luca snapped these #spacewalk photos, capturing a moment of teamwork that I will never forget. Halfway through another power channel of battery changes and looking forward to finishing up next week!

https://twitter.com/Astro_Christina/status/1217936241796227073

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #214 on: 01/17/2020 04:17 am »
During my 'team-building' I was constantly checking this thread.  Had to show it to my manager to prove I wasn't Googling the optimal spaghetti-marshmallow tower.  Fortunately, he's a space nut too.  :D
Thanks as always for the great coverage!

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #215 on: 01/17/2020 05:55 am »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #217 on: 01/17/2020 06:24 am »
That naked helmet without add-ons on top gives the spacewalker quite a retro look :) Almost Apollo-esque.
-DaviD-

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #218 on: 01/18/2020 06:01 am »
Though my focus was devoted to the hardware and tasks in front of me, managed to steal a moment to capture a shot of the magnificent Earth below us during Wednesday’s #spacewalk to upgrade the @Space_Station batteries. The view was simply extraordinary.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Jessica/status/1218244890674573323

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-62 - Jan 15th, 2020 (Meir, Koch)
« Reply #219 on: 01/18/2020 06:02 am »
Life is always better with a friend at your side (or at your feet).
Here I’m passing off a battery to @Astro_Christina (photo 1) before we “shepherd” it (Photo 2) to its new location to upgrade @Space_Station power during Wednesday’s #spacewalk.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Jessica/status/1218307977767198721

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