NASA announced on Tuesday (31) that two Russian cosmonauts will venture out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday (3) and also on Thursday (9). This will be the first of two spacewalks of 11 spacewalks aimed at preparing the new multipurpose Nauka Laboratory module for space operations.
According to the US Space Agency, the two spacewalks (or Extravehicular Activities – EVA) will be broadcast live on NASA TV, via the app and on the agency’s website.
This week’s coverage will begin at 10:00 AM EST (11:00 GMT), and the spacewalk is scheduled to begin about half an hour later. Next week’s coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. ET (11:30 a.m. EST), with the rally set to begin 30 minutes later.
Friday’s spacewalk could take seven hours
According to NASA, Russia’s EVA 49, this week’s spacewalk, can last up to seven hours, while next week’s EVA 50, also coming from Russia, is expected to last up to seven hours. It lasts about five hours. .
Roscosmos Expedition 65 flight engineers Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrovnik will leave the Poisk module on the space side of the Russian part of the station.