Today, two humans worked outside the International Space Station (@iss) in the vacuum of space for 6 hours and 49 minutes. During their time outside, NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik (@astrokomrade) and Joe Acaba made important improvements to the orbiting laboratory. From a new HD camera installation, to fixing a blown fuse, the duo worked quickly and completed all of their planned tasks.
In this GIF, Acaba uses a grease tool to lubricate the bearings on the new latching end effector, which is like the “hand” of the space station’s robotic arm.
Currently, there are six people living and working on the orbiting laboratory. Every day they conduct important research and science that will not only help life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into the solar system than ever before.
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