A U.S. spacesuit is pictured in the Quest airlock during a break in spacewalk preparations. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineer Bob Behnken will exit the International Space Station on June 26 and July 1 for a pair of spacewalks to upgrade power systems on the orbiting laboratory.

A U.S. spacesuit is pictured in the Quest airlock during a break in spacewalk preparations. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy and Flight Engineer Bob Behnken will exit the International Space Station on June 26 and July 1 for a pair of spacewalks to upgrade power systems on the orbiting laboratory.

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NASA Astronauts Take on Two Spacewalks at the International Space Station

By: Leah Weber

Updated July 1, 2020

Six Days. Two spacewalks. Both Successful.

June 25, 2020

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley started their journey towards the International Space Station on May 30th from Cape Canaveral Florida onboard the first launch on US soil in nearly a decade—powered by a partnership between NASA and SpaceX.

Now, nearly a month later, flight engineer Bob Behnken—along with long-time ISS resident Chris Cassidy, will approximately seven hours of proverbial fresh air as part of a continuing power upgrades being made to space station.

Currently, both spacewalks are scheduled to start at 7:35 AM EDT. You can watch the live coverage of the walks on NASA.gov.

We will be updating the coverage of the Spacewalks as they occur.

June 26, 2020 - 7:35 AM EDT

The first of two spacewalks in seven days is underway at the International Space Station.

July 1, 2020 - 7:35 AM EDT

The second of the two planned spacewalks at the ISS for repairs and maintenance is complete.

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