I’ve got sunshine….on a spacewalking day! During this month’s second of three spacewalks, NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik ( @AstroKomrade
) and Mark Vande Hei were welcomed with a beautiful sunrise. Bresnik posted this image to his social accounts saying, “A glorious sunrise greeted [astronaut Mark Vande Hei] and I at the start of our 2nd #spacewalk.
His visor reflection shows the airlock hatch we came out”. During this spacewalk, Bresnik and Vande Hei lubricated parts of the station’s robotic arm, replaced a smudged lens cover on an exterior camera and removed two handrails in preparation for a future wireless antenna installation.
Currently, there are six people living and working on the International Space Station ( @iss
). During their stay on the orbiting laboratory, they conduct important science and research that will not only help life here on Earth, but will aid our journey deeper into space.
Tune in for the third of three spacewalks this month on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 a.m. EDT. You can watch live as two astronauts venture outside the space station at nasa.gov/live
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