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Video: two NASA astronauts go on their first spacewalk outside ISS

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 October 2015, 13:39 IST

Two American NASA astronauts stepped out of their comfort zone inside the International Space Station (ISS) to begin their firs ever spacewalk.

In a post on its Facebook page, NASA said, "US astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will venture outside the space station's Quest airlock on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to perform a spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance, 189th of the space station." Watch the video of spacewalk:

The spacewalk is the 32nd US spacewalk, and focussed on station upgrades and maintenance tasks, including installing a thermal cover on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector that has been attached to the station since 2011."

The spacewalk lasted for 7 hours and 16 minutes wherein the two astronauts performed routine maintenance and upgrades on the ISS.

First published: 29 October 2015, 13:39 IST
 
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