Watch ISS spacewalk January 20

Two astronauts will exit the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday for the 2nd of 3 spacewalks scheduled in January.

Astronaut in white spacesuit outside the ISS, Earth in the background.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is pictured working in the vacuum of space 265 miles (426 km) above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa during a spacewalk on January 15, 2020. Image via NASA.

Two astronauts will perform the second of three International Space Station (ISS) spacewalks scheduled this month on Monday, January 20, 2020. NASA TV’s live coverage of the spacewalk will begin on Monday at 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. ET). Translate UTC to your time.

Watch on NASA TV.

You can also follow the spacewalk @NASA on Twitter, or watch it on NASA’s Facebook page.

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are scheduled to conduct Monday’s spacewalk. The two astronauts also completed the month’s first spacewalk on January 15, during which they successfully installed two new lithium-ion batteries on that store and distribute power collected from solar arrays on the station’s Port-6 truss structure. On Monday they will finish replacing nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion batteries that store power generated by the station’s solar arrays.

The month’s third spacewalk is planned for Saturday, January 25, with NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and ESA’s Luca Parmitano. They will finish installing the new 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.

Reflection of camera in shiny, spherical visor of helmet of astronaut.

View larger. | NASA astronaut Jessica Meir takes a “space-selfie” with her spacesuit helmet visor down reflecting her camera and ISS hardware. She and fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch (out of frame) performed the 1st all-woman spacewalk on October 18, 2019. Image via NASA.

Bottom line: On January 20, watch the second of three ISS spacewalks scheduled in January 2020.


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