Two NASA astronauts have been working to replace batteries outside the International Space Station, completing the first of a series of planned space shuttles to modernize the orbital lab's power system.
The expedition of 61 pilots Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan on Sunday (October 6th) operated in a vacuum of space for 7 hours and 1 minute. Their extra-ventricular activity (EVA, or space passage) began at 7:39 a.m. EDT (1139 GMT) and ended at 2:40 p.m. EDT (1840 GMT).
Continuing the process that began with the initial set of battery replacements in January 2017 Koch and Morgan went to the far left, or to the port, toward the space station's support farm. to work on some of the old collateral electricity storage.
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Regular EVA unrelated to battery replacement scheduled for October 31 Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skrypochka. Another five American space walks are planned for Morgan and Parmitano in November to repair the cosmic rays Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).
EVA on Sunday was Koch and Morgan's second space. . Morgan, who as an EV2 wore a suit with no identifiers, generally lasted 13 hours and 33 minutes, covering his two EVAs.
It was the 219th cosmodrome dedicated to the International Space Station since its collateral in 1998. The astronauts and astronauts spent 1374 hours and 27 minutes, or 57.3 days, working outside the orbital complex.
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