NASA Holds News Briefing to Preview Space Station Spacewalk

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NASA Holds News Briefing to Preview Space Station Spacewalk.

On January 4, NASA held a press briefing at Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview a pair of planned spacewalks which will perform a complex upgrade to the International Space Station's power system.

NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will conduct the spacewalk on January 6 live on NASA TV and broadcast on SpaceRef.

The second spacewalk, on January 13, will be performed by Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency. Working on the right side truss of the space station, the crew members will install adapter plates and hook up electrical connections for six new lithium-ion batteries that were delivered to the station in December.

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