They are installing a new docking port today, Space.com reports.
The spacewalk, which was the 218th for the ISS since construction began in 1998, started a few minutes after its scheduled 8:20 AM EST start time, with astronauts Hague and Morgan switching over to battery power at 8:27 AM EST.
During the six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed the second of two global docking adapters. Another adapter already used in the space station was launched on SpaceX spacecraft in 2016 and its first docking was achieved with the arrival of unmanned Crew Dragon Demo-1 on March 3, 2019. The dear turned into as soon as hooked up three years ago.
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The capsule was destroyed the following month during an engine test in Florida.
Boeing intends to beginning its Starliner capsule with out a crew this autumn, adopted by a test flight with a crew sometime early subsequent year.
This spacewalk is the third for astronaut Nick Hague and the the first for Drew Morgan.Читайте также: 'Jihadi Jack' Lashes out at UK After It Revokes His Citizenship
'Docs rock, ' Mission Control radioed to Morgan as the work got underway.
"I heard she turned into as soon as busy within the kitchen the day before as we advise", Hague stated.
Commercial crew vehicles now have a second parking spot at the International Space Station (ISS).
"Well", replied Mission Management, "we have a certain jealousy of what you guys are doing as well, so I'd say it's an even trade".
Since June, the Expedition 60 crew has been conducting research investigations focused on biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.
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