How to watch the Russian spacewalk outside the ISS this week

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This week, two Russian astronauts will conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to prepare the Russian Space Station module for future missions. NASA will be livestreaming the entire spacewalk, and we have details below on how you can watch it live at home.

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Pictured from left are the Soyuz MS-19 crew spacecraft and yacht multipurpose laboratory module with the Pritchell docking module attached.
Pictured from left are the Soyuz MS-19 crew spacecraft and yacht multipurpose laboratory module, which is attached to the Pritchell Docking Module as the International Space Station, 266 miles from the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia. NASA
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Two Russian astronauts will take part in a spacewalk on Wednesday, January 19, getting the station’s new Pritchell module ready to receive the spacecraft.

“Expedition 66 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Roscosmos Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov will begin a planned seven-hour spacewalk by exiting the space-facing POSK module of the Russian section of the station,” NASA wrote in a statement. Statement, “During the spacewalk, astronauts will install handrails, rendezvous antennas, a television camera and docking target on Pritchell, which automatically docked to the ferry Multipurpose Laboratory Module in November.”


If you plan to watch spacewalks, you can tell the astronauts apart from the spacesuits they are wearing.

“Shkaplerov will serve as Additional Crew Member 1 (EV1) and will wear a Russian Orlan spacesuit with red stripes,” NASA writes. “Dubrov will wear a spacesuit with blue stripes as Additional Vehicle Crew Member 2 (EV2). This will be the third spacewalk in Shkaplerov’s career and the fourth spacewalk for Dubrov. The first spacewalk to the station in 2022 will also include space station assembly, maintenance and The upgrade will be the 246th spacewalk.

how to watch spacewalk

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The spacewalk will be shown on NASA TV on Wednesday, January 19. Coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT), with the spacewalk beginning at 7 a.m. ET (4 a.m. PT). The spacewalk is expected to take 7.5 hours with full coverage.

You can tune into NASA TV with either title NASA website Or by using the video player embedded near the top of this page.

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