The mission scheduled for November 30 was previously canceled due to reports of “debris approaching the station.”
American astronauts Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron will go into outer space from the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, December 2. This was announced by the press service of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The astronauts’ mission, previously scheduled for November 30, was canceled due to reports of “debris approaching the station.” “NASA has determined that the orbit of the debris does not pose a risk to the planned spacewalk of Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron <…>. A spacewalk to replace the malfunctioning antenna at the station is scheduled for Thursday, December 2,” the report says.
The 78th work in outer space for American astronauts will begin at 15:10 Moscow time. Marshburn and Barron’s exit will last about 6.5 hours. Onboard the ISS, they will be assisted by European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer, who will control the operation of the Canadarm-2 manipulator.
Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, Americans Mark Vande Hei, and Raja Chari are also currently on duty at the ISS.