Video: Watch 2 astronauts spacewalk today to prep solar arrays that will boost the space station's power supply
Two astronauts are making a seven-hour spacewalk today outside of the International Space Station.
According to NASA, the astronauts are preparing the station for its next solar array installation.
This is the 2nd spacewalk of 2023, after astronauts had problems installing arrays during a January mission.
NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan's Koichi Wakata are spacewalking outside of the International Space Station today to complete modification kits for the next sollar array installation on the station, according to a blog from NASA.
NASA is currently streaming Mann and Wakata's spacewalk live:
Mann and Wakata's mission began early Thursday morning EST and will last approximately seven hours.
The astronauts are currently preparing to install two final solar arrays on the ISS. According to NASA, once all six arrays are operational, they will bost the station's power supply by 20% to 30%.
This is the 2nd spacewalk of 2023 at the ISS. Mann and Wakata previously started this modification on January 20 but ran into a few issues that prevented them from finishing the job.
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