Watch: Nasa astronauts step out of ISS for spacewalk

Oliver Browning
Wednesday 01 November 2023 14:22 GMT

Watch as Nasa astronauts step out of the ISS for a spacewalk on Wednesday 1 November.

Mission managers gave the go for Nasa’s Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara to conduct a near seven-hour spacewalk.

The duo were due to remove radio communications gear and swap hardware that enables the orbiting lab’s solar arrays to track the Sun.

It was the first spacewalk for both astronauts and the 12th at the space station this year.

On Tuesday, Moghbeli and O’Hara were joined by Commander Andreas Mogensen of the European Space Agency and Satoshi Furukawa of Japan Aerospace Exploration for spacewalk preparations.

The pair kicked off the day with standard medical exams as Mogensen assisted the pair during the temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory checks.

Furukawa, meanwhile, gathered with the three astronauts reviewing the spacewalk procedures and calling down to ground specialists for a final readiness conference.

Moghbeli and O’Hara also readied their tools and spacesuits inside the Quest airlock where they will begin today’s spacewalk.

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