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Fri Oct 11, 2019, 02:15 PM

Astronaut speaking live from the Space Station:

Earlier today, can be re-run:

Watch Live: 2 Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station
By Space.com Staff 8 hours ago Spaceflight

Astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan will spend 6.5 hours replacing old solar array batteries.

Two NASA astronauts are working outside the International Space Station today and you can watch their 6.5-hour spacewalk live here. Astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan will work to install new solar array batteries on the station's Port 6 truss. The spacewalk is expected to begin at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT).

"They will continue swapping out the stationís large nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries. NASA TV begins its live coverage at 6:30 a.m. [EDT]," NASA officials said.

This is the second spacewalk in six days for Koch and Morgan. The astronauts began the station battery work during a spacewalk on Oct. 5. Ultimately, station astronauts will replace six lithium-ion batteries for the solar arrays over five spacewalks this month. Another five spacewalks are scheduled in November and December repair the station's ailing Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a $2 billion experiment to hunt for cosmic rays.

Another spacewalk is scheduled for Halloween, Oct. 31, by Russian cosmonauts.


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