On October 11 this year, NASA astronauts came out to the open space for technical work outside the ISS. One of them, Christina Koch, documented the walk for the worldwide audience.
The astronauts took a successful 6-hour, 45-minute spacewalk to replace older hydrogen-nickel batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries. Stunning photos of Koch and his colleague Andrew Morgan show astronauts in open space with Earth in the background.
The first photo with Andrew Morgan shows him slightly out of the picture, with the impressive spectacle of the Earth from visible space as well.
With Earth 250 miles below it, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan works on the P6 section of the International Space Station to replace hydrogen-nickel batteries with lithium-ion batteries.
Space station batteries allow the orbital laboratory to be powered when the ISS enters the night side of the planet, which, like the sunniest side, lasts 45 minutes.
NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan works while strapped to the Port 6 section of the International Space Station.
The batteries store and distribute energy collected from the solar arrays the size of a station basketball court.
Another NASA photo shows Christina Koch herself working.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch worked by being tethered near the International Space Station's Port 6 (P6) lattice section to replace older hydrogen-nickel batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries.
In the following image Andrew Morgan is shown having some fun.
NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan waves at camera while strapped to ERA's P6 section
The astronauts were also able to perform various preparatory tasks for the next spacewalk, NASA said.
On Friday (18), Christina Koch and astronaut Jessica Meir will make the first all-female spacewalk.
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