On Saturday, January 25, 2020, two astronauts will perform the last of this month’s three International Space Station (ISS) spacewalks, to finish the repair of a cosmic ray detector. NASA TV’s live coverage of the spacewalk will begin on Saturday at 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. ET). Translate UTC to your time.
NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of ESA will finalize thermal repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer’s cooling apparatus. Work on the apparatus began in November and December 2019. Morgan and Parmitano will verify that it’s ready for use.
On January 20, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch performed a spacewalk to finish work they started during the month’s first spacewalk on January 15, to upgrade power systems on the station’s Port-6 truss structure.
.@Astro_Jessica and @Astro_Christina wrapped up the first spacewalk of 2020 at 2:04pm ET today after working 7 hours and 29 minutes in the vacuum of space swapping space station batteries. #AskNASA | Read more… https://t.co/qCrCa8JgeS pic.twitter.com/xvwpIjmnIZ
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) January 15, 2020
Bottom line: On January 25, watch the last of three ISS spacewalks scheduled in January 2020.
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