Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA will begin a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station at about 7 a.m. EST today. NASA Television coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m.
Watch the spacewalk on NASA TV and on the agency’s website.
This will be the 196th spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance. Kimbrough will be designated extravehicular crew member 1 (EV 1), wearing the suit bearing red stripes for both spacewalks, the third and fourth of his career.
Whitson will be making the seventh spacewalk of her career and match the record of NASA’s Suni Williams, for most spacewalks by a woman. She will be designated extravehicular crew member 2 (EV 2), wearing the suit with no stripes for the first spacewalk.