Science and Exploration

Boots Hanging Out Of An Orbital Base Camp

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 31, 2019
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Boots Hanging Out Of An Orbital Base Camp
Boots out the airlock

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is photographed during a spacewalk 259 miles above Argentina in January 2017.
During the nearly six hour spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station.

Astronauts were also able to accomplish several get-ahead tasks including stowing padded shields from Node 3 outside of the station to make room inside the airlock and taking photos to document hardware for future spacewalks.

iss050e032109 (Jan. 13, 2017) – Larger image

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