Just another day at the office – in space! 🌏Today, @Astro_Ricky
completed a spacewalk that lasted 6 hours, 49 minutes to install new high-definition cameras that will provide enhanced views of spacecraft docking with the International Space Station (@ISS
). To enable the enhanced views, the two spacewalkers installed brackets and the cameras near an international docking adapter connected to the front end of the space station’s Harmony module. They also routed the ethernet and power cables to connect the cameras to the station. The booms holding the cameras also expand the wireless network at the orbiting laboratory.
This marks the 211th spacewalk in support of assembly and maintenance of the unique orbiting laboratory where humans have been living and working continuously for nearly 18 years. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 54 days, 23 hours and 29 minutes working outside the station.
Credit: Roscosmos/Oleg Artemyev (@olegmks
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