Soon Internet users will have a unique opportunity to watch live space walk astronauts outside the station ISS.
Despite the fact that we’re out in space for many years, most of us have little idea of how it really looks like life outside the Earth and the work of the astronauts know each other only briefly with images or short films, usually made inside the ship or space station. Today around 2 p.m. GMT, NASA, the special relationship we have, however an opportunity to look at the “everyday life” in the universe-and live it.
This time it will not talk with one of the employees or the presentation of the individual behavior of objects in conditions without gravity, but the spacewalk outside the space station ISS.
During the event the astronauts will perform a variety of standard tasks and procedures for maintenance of the object, but also install a few experimental modules.
Two adventurers who decided to participate in a “walk” are Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov from the Russian Roskosmos Agency. Report from the event will be broadcast courtesy of NASA TV-you can keep track of it in the box below. Preparations for the departure of astronauts are to begin according to plan at approximately 13:30.
Few data about ISS
International Space Station
The International Space Station is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.
Orbit height: 400 km
Speed on orbit: 7.66 km/s
Max speed: 27,600 km/h
Launch date: November 20, 1998
Current operators: NASA
Cost: 150 billion USD