NASA astronauts complete a 6.5-hour spacewalk

Pablo Tucker
August 22, 2019

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan are continuing their spacewalk outside the International Space Station today.

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan successfully installed a docking port delivered by SpaceX last month.

Hague's mother delivered homemade goodies to Houston flight controllers midway through the planned six-hour spacewalk.

This is now the second IDA to be installed on the space station, with the other IDA already being used during SpaceX's unmanned Crew Dragon test mission to the ISS earlier this year. The primary was connected three years in the past.

The spacewalkers also completed additional routing for the station's wireless internet. It will likely be utilized by SpaceX and Boeing as soon as they begin launching astronauts to the orbiting lab late this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.

"Well", replied Mission Management, "we have a certain jealousy of what you guys are doing as well, so I'd say it's an even trade". "The duo will assist in the installation of International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3) to Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 on the space-facing side of the station's Harmony module", the U.

The new docking adapter arrived to the space station on July 27 on a SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft.

It was the fifth spacewalk of the ISS crew in 2019 and Morgan's first. The spacewalk is the 218th in support of station assembly, maintenance and upgrades.

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