July 23, 2018

Spacewalk snapshots show recent station EVAs


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Clad in white spacesuits, astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren recently floated outside the International Space Station on a pair of spacewalks, and the duo carried cameras with them to document the excursions.

NASA has released pictures from the Oct. 28 and Nov. 6 spacewalks showing Kelly and Lindgren snapping space selfies and working near the end of the space station’s 357-foot-long (109-meter) truss to reconfigure an ammonia coolant loop.

The spacewalkers also laid cables for future commercial crew capsule docking ports and lubricated the latching end effector of the research lab’s Canadian-built robotic arm.

The excursions marked the first spacewalks of Kelly and Lindgren’s careers. The astronauts logged 15 hours and 4 minutes on the two EVAs.

Astronaut Scott Kelly snaps a space selfie while on an Oct. 28 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly snaps a space selfie while on an Oct. 28 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly is photographed just outside the station's Quest airlock at the beginning of his first spacewalk Oct. 28. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly is photographed just outside the station’s Quest airlock at the beginning of his first spacewalk Oct. 28. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren works on a night pass during an Oct. 28 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren works on a night pass during an Oct. 28 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
A maze of cables and wires along the space station's truss backbone is seen in this view captured by one of the astronauts on a Nov. 6 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
A maze of cables and wires along the space station’s truss backbone is seen in this view captured by one of the astronauts on a Nov. 6 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this selfie during the Nov. 6 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this selfie during the Nov. 6 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly is seen working outside the space station in this picture from the Nov. 6 spacewalk. One of the outpost's giant solar array wings is in the background. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly is seen working outside the space station in this picture from the Nov. 6 spacewalk. One of the outpost’s giant solar array wings is in the background. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly during the Nov. 6 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Scott Kelly during the Nov. 6 spacewalk. Credit: NASA
Dwarfed by the enormous power truss of the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly works outside the complex Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Dwarfed by the enormous power truss of the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly works outside the complex Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren on his second spacewalk Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren on his second spacewalk Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Spot the astronaut. Kjell Lindgren works at the P6 truss at the end of the space station's structural backbone on Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Spot the astronaut. Kjell Lindgren works at the P6 truss at the end of the space station’s structural backbone on Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren photographed at the P6 worksite Nov. 6. Credit: NASA
Astronaut Kjell Lindgren photographed at the P6 worksite Nov. 6. Credit: NASA

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