This week, two Russian cosmonauts will perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare a Russian space station module for future missions. NASA will be livestreaming the entire spacewalk, and we’ve got the details below on how you can watch live at home.
What to expect from the spacewalk
Two Russian cosmonauts will participate in the spacewalk on Wednesday, January 19, preparing the station’s new Prichal module to receive spacecraft.
“Expedition 66 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos will begin the planned seven-hour spacewalk by departing the Poisk module on the space-facing side of the Russian segment of the station” , NASA wrote in a statement. declaration. “During the spacewalk, cosmonauts will install handrails, rendezvous antennas, a television camera and docking targets on Prichal, which will automatically dock with the Nauka General Purpose Laboratory Module in November. .”
If you plan to watch the spacewalk, you can tell the cosmonauts apart by the space suits they will be wearing.
“Shkaplerov will serve as Extravehicular Crewman 1 (EV1) and will wear a red-striped Russian Orlan spacesuit,” NASA writes. “Dubrov will wear a blue-striped spacesuit as Extravehicular Crew Member 2 (EV2). This will be the third spacewalk of Shkaplerov’s career and the fourth for Dubrov. The first spacewalk to the station in 2022 will also be the 246th spacewalk for space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades.
How to watch the spacewalk
The spacewalk will air on NASA TV on Wednesday, January 19. Coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT), with the spacewalk itself set to begin at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT). The spacewalk is expected to last 7.5 hours, with continuous coverage.
You can tune into NASA TV either by going to NASA website or by using the embedded video player at the top of this page.
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