Astronauts Check Suits Following Spacewalk

Astronaut Bob Behnken works during a spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery.
Astronaut Bob Behnken works during a spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery.

Spacesuit checks were on the schedule today for the Expedition 63 crew following a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. The orbital residents also juggled a variety of science activities.

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken are back to work today after Wednesday’s spacewalk to swap batteries and route cables on the station’s Starboard-6 truss structure. The duo recharged batteries and refilled water tanks inside their U.S. spacesuits. Flight Engineer Doug Hurley also joined the pair in the afternoon for eye scans with an ultrasound device.

All three astronauts called down to Mission Control today and briefed specialists with the results of the mission’s second spacewalk. Station managers will assess the orbital lab’s upgraded power status before scheduling more battery swap spacewalks later this month.

Cassidy also configured cables on a specialized furnace before uploading new software to the high-temperature research device. Hurley worked with experiment hardware that seeks to better control the separation of blood cells and plasma to improve medical diagnostic devices.

Cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner partnered up Thursday morning for cardiac research. The duo is studying how the heart reacts to a unique suit that reverses the flow of blood towards the head caused by weightlessness. The pair then split up for life support maintenance and radiation checks.

8 thoughts on “Astronauts Check Suits Following Spacewalk”

  1. Incredible and awesome. Cannot imagine what it takes to make the things happen. Be blessed and safe.

  2. I keenly followed the astronauts space walk, it was professionally executed and it was very interesting. I have been amused by the list of scientific experiments that the astronauts are doing for the advancement of scientific knowledge. May our Almighty God keep blessing them. Amen.

  3. Totally mind’boggling’. Love and Respects to you all, “Ah do wish I were there” of which ‘I am’,in Spirit.. Of Course my heart goes out to ‘Everyone’ who makes it Possible for me to (see)…. Total Respects, Michael Mayo..

  4. Me parece extraordinario el trabajo que realizan en la estación espacial Internacional, para lo cual eventualmente tengo la gran oportunidad de dar seguimiento todos los días en dónde se encuentran nuestros amigos, particularmente felicito a todos los miembros actuales de la tripulación de estación obviamente incluyendo a los dos últimos que se integraron a ella el pasado 30 de Mayo cuando salieron en Crew Dragon, que también estube pendiente en el lanzamiento de ese día, entiendo que su misión puede durar un poco más de doscientos días, que la duración todavía no se estipula el tiempo en el que durará la misión ya que de acuerdo a la información que tengo este tiempo se determinará de acuerdo al desarrollo de la misma, en este momento me encuentro en un poblado que se llama Cuquio,. Jalisco en México, y desde aquí les envío un cordial y afectuosos saludo a mis amigos astronautas, (ellas y ellos) para lo cual me gustaría externen mi saludo hacia ellas y ellos para que te esten enterados que ciudadanos civiles como yo estamos muy al pendiente de su loable actividad, y de igual forma con lo hago con una admiración y respeto muy grande.

    De igüal manera felicito a todos ustedes y quiénes colaboran y coadyuvan de alguna manera con la NASA, esperando poderlo hacer yo en un futuro inmediato, de nueva cuenta les saludo expresando les mi agradecimiento y reconocimiento.

  5. Really u people r doing mission all together. WISH U LUCK N BLESSINGS TO FINISH UR TASK N COME BACK

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