American astronauts Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins on Saturday, March 13, completed many hours of repair and installation work in outer space to serve the International Space Station (ISS), according to their Twitter NASA.
NASA astronauts switched their spacesuits to self-powered at 8.14 ET (16.14 Moscow time), which marked the official start of today’s spacewalk, ”the space agency said.
Glover and Hopkins ran new cables to improve the efficiency of the cooling system, connected power cables to the Bartolomeo platform on the European Columbus module, and replaced the wireless antenna on the Unity module. In addition, they ran cables to connect the two high-definition cameras to the Internet at the station’s farm and mounted a prop on the Quest’s thermal cover to prevent it from being blown out by the residual atmosphere when the hatch was opened.
This year there have already been four exits under the American program from the ISS.
Currently, the ISS crew consists of its commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryzhikov, cosmonaut Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins, who arrived on the ISS aboard the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, as well as those who arrived on November 17, 2020 at a station on SpaceX’s newest American manned spacecraft Crew Dragon by American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
In early March, NASA published the sounds of the Martian wind. In total, three audio files were presented to the public. The first was recorded 18 hours after the American Perseverance rover landed on Mars.
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