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NASA's Space to Ground: Moghbeli & O'Hara Spacewalk | Week of Nov. 3, 2023

NASA's Space to Ground: Moghbeli & O'Hara Spacewalk | Week of Nov. 3, 2023

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara concluded their spacewalk on Nov. 1, 2023, after 6 hours and 42 minutes. They had teamed up for their first spacewalks!

Moghbeli and O’Hara were able to complete one of the spacewalk’s two major objectives, replacing one of the 12 trundle bearing assemblies on the port solar alpha rotary joint. This allows the arrays to track the Sun and generate electricity to power the station. Mission Control told the station crew that the solar array is functioning well after the bearing replacement. The spacewalkers also removed a handling bar fixture to prepare for future installation of a roll-out solar array and properly configured a cable that was previously interfering with an external camera.

Moghbeli and O’Hara are in the midst of a science mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration missions, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.

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Expedition 70 Crew

Station Commander: Andreas Mogensen of the European Space Agency (Denmark)

Roscosmos (Russia): Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub, Konstantin Borisov

JAXA: Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa (Japan)

NASA: Jasmin Moghbeli, Loral O'Hara (USA)

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.

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Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 3, 2023

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