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A Series of Spacewalks Four Years in the Making Will Attempt to Revive a Scientific Experiment

November 2, 2019

Many scientists theorize stars, planets and the molecules that comprise them are only less than five percent of…
Strolling on the lunar surface — with some help from a Yale professor

April 5, 2019

Priyamvada Natarajan has perfected her moonwalk. After years of envisioning the inner workings of quasars and mapping out…
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Spacewalk Reassignments: What’s the Deal?

March 28, 2019

On Friday, March 29, Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to perform a spacewalk together to upgrade…
NASA to Televise Two Spacewalks, Preview Briefing

October 10, 2018

Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Friday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 25, to continue…
Skylab 3: Spacewalks and Science

August 7, 2018

When Skylab, America’s first space station, was damaged during its launch into space on May 14, 1973, losing…
Astronauts in Trouble Will be Able to Press the “Take Me Home” Button

December 8, 2017

Living and working in space for extended periods of time is hard work. Not only do the effects…
NASA Astronauts on Third and Final Spacewalk in October Series

October 26, 2017

NASA astronauts Joe Acaba (left) and Randy Bresnik (right) at work outside the International Space Station on Oct.…
Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet

March 20, 2017

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make two more spacewalks under NASA’s plans to maintain the International Space Station…
Spacewalk for Thomas Pesquet

December 17, 2016

Thomas with spacesuits ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he…
Gemini XII Crew Masters the Challenges of Spacewalks

November 2, 2016

In the 20 months following the first piloted Gemini mission, NASA astronauts demonstrated the ability to change orbits,…
Tim Peake set for spacewalk

January 6, 2016

ESA astronaut Tim Peake and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra will exit the International Space Station next week to…
NASA Astronauts to Conduct Spacewalk as Early as Monday, Dec. 21

December 21, 2015

Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA are preparing for a previously unscheduled…
Couture in Orbit: from spacewalk to catwalk

December 4, 2015

ESA and the Science Museum in London are working with four leading fashion schools around Europe to design…
Station Residents Get Ready for Russian Spacewalk and Japanese Cargo Mission

August 7, 2015

Two cosmonauts are getting ready for a six-hour spacewalk coming up Monday morning. Six days later Japan will…
New NASA Documentary Chronicles 50 Years of Spacewalks

June 4, 2015

Spacewalks have been described by astronauts as magical, amazing, and “holy moly!” This new 30-minute NASA documentary called…
Gemini IV — Learning to Walk in Space

June 2, 2015

Building on the success of the first piloted Gemini mission, NASA prepared to launch its most ambitions flight…
History of Spacewalk: Stepping Into the Void

June 2, 2015

On June 3, 1965, when Gemini IV astronaut Ed White emerged from his spacecraft into the blackness of…
3-D Views of Humanity’s First Spacewalk, 50 Years Ago Today

March 19, 2015

On March 18, 1965 Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk in history, floating outside his Voskhod…
Virts and Wilmore Complete Spacewalk Trilogy

March 2, 2015

NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore ended their spacewalk at 12:30 p.m. EST with the repressurization of…
Small Amount of Water in Helmet Reported after the Second ISS spacewalk

February 26, 2015

NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts ended their spacewalk at 1:34 p.m. EST with the repressurization of…
Wilmore, Virts Get Ready for Second Spacewalk

February 25, 2015

Ground controllers have maneuvered the space station’s large robotic arm Canadarm2 in place for work planned for Wednesday’s…
First of Three Spacewalks Complete on ISS

February 23, 2015

NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts ended their spacewalk at 2:26 p.m. EST with the repressurization of…
First of Three ISS Spacewalks Now Set for Saturday

February 20, 2015

NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts are preparing to ready the International Space Station for a pair…
Astronauts Preparing for Friday Spacewalk

February 19, 2015

NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts are counting down to the first of three assembly spacewalks set…
Cosmonauts Complete Third October Spacewalk

October 23, 2014

Russian spacewalkers Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev closed the Pirs docking compartment hatch at 1:06 p.m. EDT ending…
Cosmonauts Busy as U.S. Segment Crew Takes Day Off

October 21, 2014

A pair of cosmonauts suited up for a dry run of Wednesday’s spacewalk while Dragon will hang on…
Station Spacewalkers Replace Power Regulator, Move Equipment

October 16, 2014

Two NASA astronauts wrapped up a 6-hour, 34-minute spacewalk at 2:50 p.m. EDT Wednesday to replace a failed…
Station Astronauts Wrap Up Preps for Wednesday Spacewalk

October 15, 2014

The Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station geared up Tuesday for a pair of spacewalks. Two…
Astronauts Wiseman and Gerst Complete First Spacewalk of Expedition 41

October 8, 2014

Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency completed the first of three…
Expedition 41 Preps for First of Three October Spacewalks

October 7, 2014

Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency will work outside the International…
Station Crew Wraps Up Week of Spacewalk Preps With Research

October 6, 2014

The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station conducted a range of scientific experiments Friday to…
Station Crew Checks Out Spacesuits, Conducts Research

October 2, 2014

The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station was hard at work Wednesday supporting research with…
Station Crew Gears Up for Next Week’s Spacewalk

October 1, 2014

With the first planned excursion of Expedition 41 just a week away, the International Space Station’s six-person crew…
Station Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install and Retrieve Science Packages

August 19, 2014

Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International…
ATV-5 Approaching Station While Crew Preps for Spacewalk

August 12, 2014

The six-member Expedition 40 crew is conducting its normal suite of international science and maintenance while waiting for…
U.S. Spacewalks Postponed; Crew Preps for Russian Spacewalk, Robonaut Upgrades

August 7, 2014

The six-person Expedition 40 crew of the orbiting International Space Station spent Wednesday conducting medical research, gearing up…
Space image: Spacewalk Training at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory

May 12, 2014

In this image taken on Nov. 7, 2012, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander…
Astronauts Complete Short Spacewalk to Replace Backup Computer

April 24, 2014

NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio have completed a short spacewalk to replace a failed Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM)…
ISS Crew Set to Conduct Spacewalk and Release Cargo Ship

April 23, 2014

Expedition 39 is finalizing preparations for a 2.5 hour spacewalk scheduled to begin 9:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday. The…
NASA Sets Preview Briefing, TV Schedule for Space Station Spacewalk

April 18, 2014

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk in the coming week to replace…
Astronauts Prep for Spacewalk as Mission Managers Evaluate Busy Schedule

April 16, 2014

The astronauts of the International Space Station’s Expedition 39 crew focused Tuesday on preparations for a contingency spacewalk…
Dragon Cargo Craft Launch Scrubbed; Station Crew Preps for Spacewalk

April 15, 2014

Monday’s launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the…
Contingency Spacewalk Planned Next Week, But Dragon Must Arrive At Space Station First

April 14, 2014

As contingency spacewalks go, the urgent task should be easy: a quick 2.5-hour run to swap out a failed…
Failed Space Station Computer Spurs Contingency Spacewalk Plans

April 14, 2014

NASA is preparing a contingency spacewalk to deal with a broken backup computer component on the International Space Station,…
As Astronaut’s Helmet Filled With Water, He Told NASA 3 Times It Wasn’t From Drinking Bag

February 28, 2014

While NASA’s Mission Control “performed admirably” during a spacewalk water leak crisis in July, a report on the incident showed…
Spacesuit Leak: Why It Took NASA 23 Minutes To Send Astronaut To Safety

February 27, 2014

It took NASA almost the same amount of time as a sitcom episode to send Luca Parmitano back…
NASA Updates Media on Spacewalk Safety Investigation

February 27, 2014

NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EST today to discuss the findings of an investigation into…
Astronauts repeat spacewalk, with mixed success

January 28, 2014

In an image made from NASA TV, the helmet camera of flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy shows commander Oleg…
Six-Hour Spacewalk Yields Two Installed Cameras, But Data Problems, NASA Says

January 28, 2014

A second crack at installing the UrtheCast cameras on the International Space Station also ran into data trouble,…
Cosmonauts Complete Fourth Expedition 38 Spacewalk

January 28, 2014

Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy closed the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment…
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