ISS Spacewalk Coverage

Two experienced spacewalkers will venture outside the hatches of the International Space Station on Thursday to work on upgrading the Station's external command and control system and outfit a recently relocated docking module to prepare for its role as a docking port for Commercial Crew vehicles.

Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson are expected to begin their excursion at 12 UTC and spend six and a half hours working outside the Station. Specific objectives of U.S. EVA-41 include the installation of a new external computer box, outfitting of Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 to enable it to be repressurized and the installation of protective shields on the Tranquility module where PMA-3 resided until last Sunday.

Date: March 30, 2017EVA Objectives:
EVA Start: 12:00 UTC Replace S0 EXT-1 MDM with EPIC MDM
Airlock: QuestInstall PMA-3 Nadir Covers
EVA Duration: 6 Hours 30 MinutesRemove PMA-3 APAS Cover
PMA-3 RelocationConnect PMA-3 Heater Umbilicals
ISS Expedition 50Install Node 3 Axial Shields
Shane KimbroughGet-Ahead Tasks if possible
Peggy Whitson