Articles about spacewalk

ISS radio box falling towards earth

Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

A record-breaking spacewalk conducted over the weekend ended with an antenna pointed in the wrong direction on the International Space Station (ISS). The walk by Roscosmos' Alexander Misurkin (commander of Expedition 54) and flight engineer Anton Shkaplerov was scheduled to last 6.5 hours, but blew out to a Russian record of …
Spacewalkers repairing Canadarm2

After seven-hour operation, the ISS has a new 'hand'

NASA commander Randy Bresnik and astronaut Mark Vande Hei have spent seven hours upgrading one of the International Space Station's robot arms. The pair worked to attach a new Latching End Effector – the “hand” at the end of the Canadarm2 – to replace one that wore out. Canadarm2 is any old gripper: as well as performing …
NASA's Peggy Whitson on a previous spacewalk

NASA duo plan Tuesday ISS spacewalk to replace the mux that sux

An external comms box on the International Space Station has failed, leading NASA to schedule its first unscheduled spacewalk since 2015. After a software upgrade in March, a multiplexer/demultiplexer (MDM) data relay on the S0 truss failed on Saturday, so command routing is being handled by a backup unit for now. According …
Spacewalking outside the ISS. Image credit: NASA TV

NASA 'nauts complete another EPIC SPACEWALK to route cables around ISS

Astronauts working on NASA's International Space Station have snaked yet more cabling around the orbiting science lab. Live images of Terry Virts' and Barry Wilmore's latest spacewalk were beamed down to Earth and aired via the U.S. agency's live TV feed. The 'nauts carried out the installations to reconfigure the ISS for new …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Mar 2015
2001: A Space Odyssey

Spacewalking NASA 'nauts hook up power and data cables to ISS Harmony module

NASA astronauts clocked up hours of walking in the void of space on Saturday, as they continued to rig the forward end of the Harmony module and Pressurised Mating Adapter-2 with power and data cables. Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore routed 340 of 360 feet of cable during their walks, the U.S. space agency said. NASA added: …
Team Register, 22 Feb 2015
International Space Station

WORLDWIDE SELFIE: Cosmonauts finally get ISS cameras working

A second spacewalk to install new high and medium definition cameras on the International Space Station appears to have been successful, despite reports that one camera's data link was experiencing problems. Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy stepped out to complete a camera installation job that was left unfinished …
The Register breaking news

Plucky ISS 'nauts manage to bodge tricky camera gizmo onto podule IN SPACE

Pic Two Russian cosmonauts have managed to stick a new camera mount on the International Space Station despite a couple of hitches. Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin headed out the hatch of the Pirs docking compartment for an almost six-hour spacewalk at 12.30 BST yesterday - ready to install …
Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg assists FE Chris Cassidy and FE Luca Parmitano in spacewalk prep

Italy scores in SPAAACE: ESA 'naut Parmitano pops out for walk

Two of the International Space Station's current batch of 'nauts are prepping for a six-and-a-half hour stroll in space to prep the orbiting craft for a new Russian module and run some repairs. Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg assists FE Chris Cassidy and FE Luca Parmitano in spacewalk prep Chris Cassidy (L) and Luca Parmitano ( …
The Register breaking news

ISS 'nauts pop out to fix a radiator... in SPACE

International Space Station crew members are currently spacewalking around outside the cosmic laboratory to configure one of its solar arrays. Spacewalk Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams and flight engineer Aki Hoshide started their space stroll at 12.30 (GMT) and will spend 6.5 hours taking care of the station's port …
The Register breaking news

Cosmonauts step out for six-hour space walk around ISS

Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko have stepped outside the International Space Station for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk. The Russians spent the weekend preparing for the stroll; the pair will spend most of their time outside fixing up their cosmic home. The astronauts climbed into their Orlan spacesuits on …
The Register breaking news

Russian cosmonauts take six-hour stroll in space

Vid Two cosmonauts successfully completed a six-hour spacewalk around the International Space Station (ISS), captured on their helmet cams, at 22.46 GMT last night. Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov were busy with a number of housekeeping tasks, including moving the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs docking …
The Register breaking news

6,300 wannabe astronauts flood NASA inbox

NASA has received the second-highest number of astronaut applications ever for the 21st astronaut class when more than 6,300 people signed up to be space invaders. NASA astronaut Mike Fossum in spacewalk training NASA astronaut Mike Fossum in spacewalk training. Credit: NASA The US space agency usually receives around 2, …
The Register breaking news

NASA 'nauts wrap last spacewalk of shuttle era

NASA 'nauts Mike Fossum and Ron Garan have wrapped the last spacewalk of the shuttle era, during which they successfully stowed a clapped-out International Space Station ammonia pump in Atlantis's cargo bay. Mike Fossum and Ron Garan exiting the Quest airlock at the beginning of today's EVA. pic: NASA TV The pump is the same …
Lester Haines, 12 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

Endeavour 'nauts wrap last ever shuttle crew spacewalk

Mission specialists Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke earlier today wrapped the fourth and final spacewalk of Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the ISS – the last ever EVA by space shuttle crew members. Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke outside the ISS during today's spacewalk. Pic: NASA The pair ventured outside the orbiting outpost …
Lester Haines, 27 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Endeavour spacewalkers come face-to-face with VADER

Endeavour mission specialists Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke today completed the third STS-134 mission spacewalk at the International Space Station. Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke outside the ISS on today's spacewalk. Pic: NASA "It's great to be back outside. It's the most beautiful planet in the universe," said Fincke as he …
Lester Haines, 25 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Endeavour 'nauts in epic ISS spacewalk

Space shuttle Endeavour mission specialists Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke earlier today ventured outside the International Space Station for an epic eight hours and seven minutes - the sixth-longest spacewalk in history. Drew Feustel (top) and Mike Fincke conduct the second spacewalk of the STS-134 mission. Photo: NASA TV The …
Lester Haines, 22 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Endeavour mission specialists wrap first ISS spacewalk

NASA 'nauts Greg Chamitoff and Drew Feustel have wrapped the first of four spacewalks planned for Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Mission specialist Drew Feustel seen during today's EVA. Pic: NASA TV. The pair's EVA lasted 6 hours, 19 minutes, during which they first installed an "ammonia …
Lester Haines, 20 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Discovery 'nauts wrap second spacewalk

Discovery mission specialists Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew yesterday wrapped the second STS-133 spacewalk, completing a series of maintenance tasks on the International Space Station. Steve Bowen outside the ISS during yesterday's spacewalk. Pic: NASA During the six-hour, 14-minute EVA, Bowen (see pic) first retrieved "a …
Lester Haines, 3 Mar 2011

Create a news alert about spacewalk, or find more stories about spacewalk.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018