NASA has scheduled the spacewalk for astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan to install a new docking adapter on the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony module today. The six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk will begin at 5:50 pm IST on August 21. The mission is the part of ISS Expedition 60/61 crew. The experts that will participate in the briefing include International Space Station program manager Kirk Shireman, NASA spacewalk flight director Scott Stover and Scott Stover lead spacewalk officer Scott Stover.
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The event will be live streamed by the space agency from 6:30 am EDT. Interested can also watch the briefing on NASA Television or the space agency’s website.
The mission is being done for installation of International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3) to Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 on the station’s Harmony module. During the spacewalk, the spacesuit with red stripes will be worn by Hague, who will be extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1). Extravehicular crew member 2 (EV2) Morgan will wear the suit with no stripes.
“On Wednesday, August 21, spacewalkers Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan will be exiting the station at around 8:20 am EDT to finish the installation job of the IDA-3. The two men will be working for around six-and-half hours outside the Harmony module space-facing port routing cables and configuring the IDA-3 for the preparation of the arrival of future SpaceX and Boeing crew vehicles,” NASA said in its blog.
"IDA-3 will provide a second docking port to the International Space Station to accommodate the future arrivals of Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon commercial crew spacecraft. The docking port was launched to the station last month on a SpaceX Dragon on the company’s 18th commercial cargo resupply services mission to the station,” NASA said.