jeudi 1 septembre 2016

Astronauts Conclude Second Spacewalk of Expedition 48











ISS - Expedition 48 Mission patch.

September 1, 2016

Two NASA astronauts switched their spacesuits to battery power this morning at 7:53 a.m. EDT aboard the International Space Station to begin a spacewalk planned to last approximately six-and-a-half hours. Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins will retract a thermal radiator, install the first of several enhanced high definition cameras on the station’s truss and tighten bolts on a joint that enables one of the station’s solar arrays to rotate.


Image above: Spacewalkers Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins completed the second spacewalk of the Expedition 48 mission. Image Credit: NASA TV.

Williams is EV1, his helmet camera is #17, and he is wearing the spacesuit with a red stripe. Rubins is EV2, her helmet camera is #20, and she is wearing the spacesuit with no stripes.

NASA Astronauts Conduct Second Spacewalk in Two Weeks Outside the Space Station

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins concluded their spacewalk at 2:41 p.m. EDT.  During the six-hour, 48-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully retracted a thermal radiator, installed two enhanced high definition cameras on the station’s truss and tightened bolts on a joint that enables one of the station’s solar arrays to rotate.


Image above: Astronaut Jeff Williams is pictured during the Aug. 19 spacewalk to install an international docking adapter. Image Credit: NASA TV.

Space station crew members have conducted 195 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 1,217 hours and 34 minutes working outside the station.

Related article:

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http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2016/08/spacewalk-concludes-after-commercial.html

Keep up with the International Space Station, and its research and crews, at:

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Space Station Research and Technology: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

Images (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia/NASA TV.

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