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POSTPONED

NASA/JAXA SPACEWALK AT ISS, ?, 2021, Earth orbit

Update, August 23, 3:00 pm ET:  NASA just announced that the spacewalk has been postponed due to a “minor medical issue involving Vande Hei. This issue is not a medical emergency.” NASA still deciding when it will take place, but will be after SpX-23 and the Russian spacewalks.

Vande Hei later tweeted that the problem is a pinched nerve in his neck.

Original entry: NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide will conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) on August 24, 2021 beginning at approximately 8:30 am ET.  The spacewalk is expected to last about 6 hours and 3o minutes.

NASA TV coverage begins at 7:00 am ET.

Vande Hei and Hoshide are scheduled to install a “modification kit” that will enable installation of an iROSA solar array during a subsequent spacewalk. They will also replace a device that measures the electrical charging potential of the arrays and associated surfaces in its vicinity.

Details

Date:
August 24
Time:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm