NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts ended their spacewalk at 2:26 p.m. EST with the repressurization of the Quest airlock. Wilmore and Virts completed all the scheduled tasks for today and one get ahead task. They rigged a series of power and data cables at the forward end of the Harmony module and Pressurized Mating Adapter-2 and routed 340 of 360 feet of cable. The cable routing work is part of a reconfiguration of station systems and modules to accommodate the delivery of new docking adapters that commercial crew vehicles will use later this decade to deliver astronauts to the orbital laboratory.
The 6-hour, 41-minute spacewalk was the first for Virts. Wilmore now has spent 13 hours and 15 minutes in the void of space during two spacewalks. The spacewalk began this morning at 7:45 a.m. Astronauts have now spent a total of 1,159 hours and 8 minutes conducting space station assembly and maintenance during 185 spacewalks.
The duo will venture outside the space station again on Wednesday, Feb. 25, to deploy two more cables and lubricate the end of the space station’s robotic arm. NASA TV coverage will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday ahead of a planned 7:10 a.m. start time for the spacewalk.
11 thoughts on “First of Three Spacewalks Complete”
Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts, you all are brave individuals to be out there spacewalking for hours at a time. I can’t say I’d have the guts to step out into something that one tear in the suit could cause quick death. Keep it up you all are amazing!
Love the fascinating facts. .. Thanks NASA.
I Love you all. becous I love Space
Have you heard the voice of God in the space?
Can you see any famous sites from space.the great wall of china.nazcsr ancient sites etc.what do you see and hope all well
Great…. beautiful. Do you know that Samantha’s dream is to be out there in a space walk? I really hope that you at the ESA will consider making her dream come true. Please do, she is wonderful.
woow this is so cool. may the odds forever be in their favour
These space walks seem way ahead of when the new docking adapters will be needed for commercial delivery of astronauts to the ISS. Must be a slow month on the International Space Station.
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They must have been resting from this job when they flew over Lake Havasu City, Arizona at 7:53 p.m. on Sunday. Maybe they go to bed early.