Raumfahrt - ISS-ALLtag: Zwei EVAs am 5. und 10. Oktober, und den dritten Spacewalk am 18.


Three Spacewalks Ahead for Expedition 53 Crew


Veteran spacewalker Randy Bresnik will lead all three upcoming sessions of Extravehicular Activity (EVA). Photo Credit: NASA

Three U.S. astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) over the next two weeks to undertake a series of maintenance tasks on the exterior of the orbiting outpost. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer Joe Acaba, both of whom have two previous sessions of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) under their belts, and first-time spacewalker, Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei, will replace and lubricate one of two Latching End Effectors (LEE) on the 57.7-foot-long (17.6-meter) Canadarm2 and replace cameras at a pair of locations on the station’s expansive Integrated Truss Structure (ITS). Outlined in a media briefing at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, earlier today (Monday, 2 October), the current plan will see Bresnik and Vande Hei perform two EVAs on 5 and 10 October, with Bresnik joined by Acaba for the third spacewalk on the 18th.

Quelle: AS

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