Thursday, March 17, 2022

NASA Astronauts Kayla & Raja on Spacewalk

NASA Astronauts Kayla & Raja on Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari concluded a spacewalk on March 15, 2022, lasting 6 hours and 54 minutes, in preparation for upcoming solar array installation on the International Space Station (ISS). It was the 247th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, upgrades and maintenance, and was the first in Chari’s career and the second for Barron. 

The arrays will ultimately augment six of the station’s eight power channels, increasing the station’s total available power from 160 kilowatts to up to 215 kilowatts.

NASA Astronaut Kayla Barron Official Biography

NASA Astronaut Raja Chari Official Biography

Learn more about the important research being operated on Station:

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.

Expedition 66 Crew:

Commander: Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos (Russia)

Roscosmos (Russia) Flight Engineer Pyotr Dubrov 

European Space Agency (ESA) Flight Engineer Matthias Maurer (DLR/German Aerospace Center)

NASA (U.S.) Flight Engineers: Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, Kayla Barron, and Mark Vande Hei

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Image Date: March 15, 2022

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