Science and Exploration

This Week at NASA: Spacewalks and More

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
March 1, 2015
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This Week at NASA: Spacewalks and More
This Week at NASA: Spacewalks and More.

On Feb. 25, International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA continued rigging power and data cables during the second in a series of three spacewalks to prepare for installation of two new docking ports for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.
The new docking adapters will begin arriving at the station later this year. During airlock repressurazation at the conclusion of the spacewalk, Virts reported seeing a small amount of water floating in his helmet. No water was reported during the EVA and the crew was never in any danger. The third and final spacewalk of the series is scheduled for no earlier than March 1. Also, Preview of magnetic mission, Earth is changing. We’re on it, Soil moisture satellite deploys antenna and Groundbreaking for commercial crew access tower.

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