NASA astronauts conduct spacewalk to shuffle pumps

Astronauts complete 6-hr spacewalk

Two flight engineers of the US space agency NASA completed the fifth spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station on Wednesday

Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA completed the fifth spacewalk of this year at 2:10 p.m. EDT, lasting 6 hours, 31 minutes.

More specifically, Feustel and Arnold will move a component called a Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) from a spare parts platform on the station's truss "backbone" to its robotic arm. They'll also replace a camera system on the Destiny Laboratory and a communications receiver. Overall, it's the 210th space walk For ISS assembly, maintenance and upgrades since the complex was first launched back in 1998. The primary objectives are to finish upgrading cooling system hardware and install new and updated communications equipment for future dockings of commercial crew spacecraft. It is Fuestel's eighth spacewalk and Arnold's fourth.

As of the publishing of this article, there is plenty of time left during the mission so you'll be able to see the majority of the process if you tune in now.

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