Two Russian spacewalkers are about to head into the void today (June 19) to do several tasks on the outside of the International Space Station. You can watch it live on NASA TV at this link. The spacewalk is scheduled to start at 9:50 a.m. EDT (1:50 p.m. UTC).
Expedition 40′s Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev (both Roscosmos) will do the following tasks in 6.5 hours, according to NASA: “Installing an antenna, relocating a cargo boom, swabbing samples from a window on the Zvezda service module and switching out science experiment gear.”
Watch an animation of their planned work above.
Artist’s impression of Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev (both Roscosmos) of Expedition 40 performing a spacewalk June 18, 2014. Credit: NASA / YouTube (screenshot)