US space agency NASA today shared a video of a pair of astronauts who were seen walking in the space.
The 1-minute-video shows astronauts Mike Hopkins leaving the space station to join his colleague Victor Glover, already on his spacewalk.
“Caught in action! Check out @Astro_illini leaving or “egressing” the @Space_Station. Already outside the hatch, he is joining @AstroVicGlover for the duo’s second spacewalk together. – Glover’s or “Ike’s” suit has red stripes – Hopkins’ or” Hopper’s” suit has no stripes,” NASA tweeted along with the video.
The spacewalk is scheduled to last approximately six and a half hours.
The astronauts are scheduled to perform a variety of tasks that could not be completed on a series of previous outings in space.
? – Glover’s or “Ike’s” suit has red stripes
⚪️ – Hopkins’ or” Hopper’s” suit has no stripes pic.twitter.com/203mdc4KUi
— NASA (@NASA) March 13, 2021
The astronauts are tasked to “relocate ammonia jumper cables, install a structural “stiffener” on the airlock thermal cover, and complete the connection of payload cables on the new Bartolomeo platform on the Columbus module,” NASA had said in a release earlier.
Other tasks will include the replacement of a wireless communications antenna on the Unity module.