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Astronauts Koch and Meir perform spacewalk to complete battery replacement

International Space Station, International Space Station

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are performing the 63rd spacewalk on Monday, January 20 to complete the replacement of batteries on the solar power system of the International Space Station (ISS).

The two astronauts were also the first to perform an all-female spacewalk back in October 2019 where they started working on upgrading the batteries for the ISS’ power system. Koch, who was launched into space on March 15, also broke the record for longest single space flight by a woman.

The spacewalk is schedule to begin at 12:10 GMT.

Date of startJanuary 20, 2020
Time of start10:28
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NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are performing the 63rd spacewalk on Monday, January 20 to complete the replacement of batteries on the solar power system of the International Space Station (ISS). The two astronauts were also the first to perform an all-female spacewalk back in October 2019 where they started working on upgrading the batteries for the ISS’ power system. Koch, who was launched into space on March 15, also broke the record for longest single space flight by a woman. The spacewalk is schedule to begin at 12:10 GMT.