Successful EVA at the ISS!

NASA astronaut Reid Weisman and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst donned the EMU (Extravehicular Mobility Unit) suits and ventured outside the station today to move some equipment around into proper long-term storage locations, repair part of the electrical system, and fix some cameras.  The spacewalk was completely successful, which makes a welcome change from the last few EVAs, which were much more interesting than one would like.  Ahead, NASA has a heavy schedule of additional EVAs planned to reconfigure the US segment in advance of the arrival of the CCtCap spacecraft, which will dock to the Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 that was used so heavily by Shuttle, but with a new more versatile docking adapter that will be sent up in a couple of Dragons’ unpressurized trunks next year.  Things are getting exciting in low Earth orbit again!

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