Two astronauts replaced a faulty antenna on the International Space Station (ISS).
ABC News reported that two NASA astronauts – Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron – completed a spacewalk on the evening of December 2, Vietnam time.
The trip was originally scheduled for the evening of December 30, Vietnam time, but was postponed just hours before the start time, after NASA received a warning about space debris. The origin of the fragment is still unclear.
The astronauts started the spacewalk at 6:15 pm Vietnam time and successfully completed the trip lasting 6 hours 32 minutes. The purpose is to replace a faulty antenna.
It was amazing,” Barron said of the first spacewalk of her career, while it was Marshburn’s fifth.
The event marks NASA’s 245th spacewalk and is part of the Expedition 66 journey. During this mission, a seven-member crew will stay in space until March 2022.