Posted on Tuesday October 10th, 2017 by julien
Second US spacewalk for Vita mission today
After last week’s spacewalk, NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei will suit up and return outside today for their second of three planned spacewalks this month.
Today’s tasks include lubricating the new end effector that was installed last week, replacing a camera and moving an ammonia vent.
Unlike last week ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will not be helping his colleagues in and out of their suits but he will be operating the robotic arm from inside the Space Station to move Mark into position for the lubrication task. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba will be helping the spacewalking duo into their suits and welcome them back inside.
You can watch the spacewalk live on NASA television here (coverage starts 12:30 CEST):