Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Live spacewalk

  NASA will be airing two space walks live on their channel. Cool.
The first space walk is scheduled to begin at 10am on Monday. august 20th. This will be the 163rd space walk, and will be Commander Gennady Padalka, and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko in the Russian Orlan Spacesuits. They will be spending approximately 61/2 hours outside relocating the cargo boom from the Pris to the Zarya module. They will also complete the installation of the micrometeroid debris shields on the Zvezda service module and also be deploying a small scientific satellite 
    The second walk will also be of about the same amount of time, will be the 164th space walk.. This one is scheduled to begin at approximately 7am on Thursday, August 30th. This one has NASA Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, and Japans Aerospace Exploration Agency Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide. They will be using the U.S. extravehicular mobility unit spacesuits. Their job is replace a faulty power relay unit on the space stations truss, rig power cables fro the arrival of a Russian laboratory module next year, and install a thermal cover on a docking port. This is also the first US based walk since July 2011. 

For information on NASA's streaming, schedule, and down-link information, here is the link.

For information about the station and her crew, this is the link for that.

   Now on to a side note. I am noticing that Mohawk dude at NASA may be getting a few people interested in space again. Not the way it should happen, but if it helps get people back into it, then good.
  And I'm not sure, but I think I freaked out my spell check on this article. 

1 comment:

Beam Me Up said...

coooooooooooooool, cant wait!