Astronauts ready to take a spacewalk today

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Two astronauts who are aboard the International Space Station will walk in space today (May 16) outside the ISS. It is possible to watch the 6.5-hour spacewalk or what is known as the extravehicular activity online as well. The flight engineers of expedition 55 Drew Feustel, as well as Ricky Arnold, will come out of the station from the Quest airlock at about 8:10 am EDT. NASA is all set to make live coverage of the entire process starting around about 6:30 m EDT starting from the astronauts putting up their spacesuits and making the necessary arrangements.

The main aim for this spacewalk would be to upgrade the cooling system hardware of the station also they will try to install new communication equipment which will enhance the communication frequency level for the upcoming commercial crew spaceflights.

At the very beginning, they will be separating a component known as the Pump Flow Control Subassembly from the location of the spare

 

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