Astronauts complete NASA spacewalk to prepare for International Space Station power boost

Source: CNN

“European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are back inside the International Space Station after completing a successful spacewalk Sunday to prepare for more solar array upgrades. The spacewalk started around 8:15 a.m. ET and lasted six hours and 54 minutes, according to NASA tweets and footage. … During the walk, Hoshide and Pesquet installed a modification kit, or support bracket, to prepare the outside of the station for future Roll-Out Solar Array installation work. In its spacewalk commentary, NASA said the astronauts had completed all their primary tasks for the day as well as ‘one get ahead task,’ which was replacing a part in the station’s airlock.” (09/12/21)