Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Stationat about7 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 19, to conduct a spacewalk to ready the new Prichal module for future Russian visiting spacecraft.
Recommended AI News:Collibra Announces Investment from Snowflake to Expand Data Intelligence for Snowflake Data CloudLive coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 6 a.m.on NASA Television, theNASA app, and the agencyswebsite.Expedition 66 CommanderAnton Shkaplerovand Flight EngineerPyotr Dubrovof Roscosmos will begin the planned seven-hour spacewalk by exiting the Poisk module on the space-facing side of the stations Russian segment. During the spacewalk, the cosmonauts will install handrails, rendezvous antennas, a television camera, and docking targets on Prichal, which automatically docked to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module in November.A Soyuz spacecraftcarrying three cosmonauts, who will be part of the Expedition 67 crew, is the first scheduled docking to Prichal, planned for March.
Shkaplerov will serve as extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1) and will wear a Russian Orlan spacesuit with red stripes. Dubrov will wear a spacesuit with blue stripes as extravehicular crew member 2 (EV2). This will be the third spacewalk in Shkaplerovs career and the fourth for Dubrov. The first spacewalk at the station in 2022 also will be 246thspacewalkfor space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades.
Additional spacewalks are planned this spring to outfit a European robotic arm on the Nauka laboratory and to activate Naukas airlock for future spacewalk activity.Recommended AI News:LinksDAO and Five Iron Golf Announce Official Partnership, Bring First Real-Life Benefits to Thriving Web3 Community[To share your insights with us, please write firstname.lastname@example.org]