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Astronauts venture outside ISS to replace batteries

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:20

Two astronauts step outside the International Space Station to upgrade batteries. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Astronauts conducted their second spacewalk on Friday (January 13) to upgrade batteries at the International Space Station. Commander Shane Kimbrough and flight engineer Thomas Pesquet floated out of the spacecraft at 0622 EST (1122 GMT) to begin the spacewalk which was expected to last just over six hours. The astronauts are installing new adapter plates and continuing work to switch out the existing nickel-hydrogen batteries for new lithium-ion batteries. A total of six lithium-ion batteries will replace the nine nickel-hydrogen batteries. The mission to upgrade the station's power began with a spacewalk last Friday (January 6).

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Astronauts venture outside ISS to replace batteries

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:20