Veteran Astronauts to Conduct Spacewalk Thursday Morning

Astronaut Ricky Arnold
Astronaut Ricky Arnold is pictured during a spacewalk in March of 2009 at the International Space Station. Arnold was visiting the station as an STS-119 mission specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery.

Veteran NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will head outside the International Space Station at approximately 8 a.m. EDT Thursday to begin a 6.5-hour spacewalk. Live coverage will be available on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 6:30 a.m.

During Thursday’s spacewalk, Feustel and Arnold will install wireless communications antennas on the Tranquility module, replace a camera system on the port truss and remove suspect hoses from a cooling system.

This will be the 209th spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance.

Follow @space_station on Twitter for updates on the station and crew activities. For more information about the International Space Station, visit www.nasa.gov/station.

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