NASA astronauts will perform an emergency spacewalk to replace a faulty relay box outside the ISS. During the spacewalk, new antennas will also be installed to enhance wireless communications.
Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough are currently completing the first of three scheduled spacewalks. The missions are being done to prepare the ISS for the arrival of spacecraft that will transport humans to the space station.
Two NASA astronauts completed a spacewalk last Jan. 6 to perform power upgrade on the ISS. The next spacewalk will take place on Jan. 3.
The Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station will perform a series of spacewalks this January. The duty will be done in pairs with Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough performing the first spacewalk and Tomas Pesquet with Oleg Novitskiy following a few days after.
There was a barrage of spacewalk 'live feeds' from Facebook yesterday, Oct. 27, to the surprise of many. A lot of people have seen the footage streamed live on Facebook by social media pages such as Unilad. Apparently, the NASA "spacewalk Facebook" live is fake.
NASA will air the momentous spacewalk on Aug. 19 when astronauts install the new docking port outside of the International Space Station (ISS).
Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA) took a casual stroll around the exterior of the International Spaces Station (ISS) yesterday performing minor repairs and one important installation - all of which occurred without a hitch.
Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday off the International Space Station, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.
Two astronauts on board of the International Space Station started a daring spacewalk to clear space for a Russian space module to be installed later this year.
NASA Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency successfully fixed a sticky bolt and replaced the faulty power unit with a spare unit during an extra spacewalk.