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Fresh update on "spacewalking" discussed on ARRL Audio News
"Amateur radio on the international space station international chair. Frank bauer a three hd. Oh said the aris team worked closely with nasa and the european space agency this week to identify what may have caused. What ariza's calling a radio anomaly. On january twenty seventh the net result has been an inability to use the one s ham station gear in the columbus module for the time being irish school and group contact with crew members are being conducted using the ham station on the iss service module. The radio issues came in the wake of a january. Twenty seventh spacewalk which involved rerouting the antenna cabling to the heiress radio system aboard columbus tests this week using the ap rs system to determine the operational status of the aris radio in columbus by using three different cabling. Configurations were not successful as we're reporting this on march fifth astronauts carrying out a space walk may be able to troubleshoot the problem outside the iss..
"spacewalking" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"A crackdown on peaceful protesters in burma by security forces has reportedly left at least eighteen people dead. The military seized power earlier this month. The covid nineteen relief. Package being pushed by president biden is halfway there following approval in the house. The senate is up next. This package is meant to of course provide immediate direct relief but also provided bit bridge to help us all get through this crisis white house. Press secretary jen psaki on fox news. Sunday the plan worth nearly two trillion dollars. God zero support from the house. Gop the biden administration has become the most partisan administration in modern history. Think for one moment we still have a trillion dollars sitting out there. That has to be appropriated sent to the economy house minority leader kevin mccarthy on fox's sunday morning futures. It's been a busy weekend for astronauts at the international space station. Astronauts on board the international space station were busy outside of their out of this world. Home away from home this weekend. Nasr's kate rubens. Victor glover were spacewalking in working to ready the for a new shipment of solar panels. The pair installed hundreds of pounds of support beans for the panels which are due for delivery. In june nasa says with more people living up there and performing experiments that a man for electricity keeps growing as well when installed the half dozen new solar panels should up the station's power by thirty percent. Karen mccue fox news. The weather looks good in florida. Where later satellite fleet could be sent into space. The launch of the spacex falcon nine rockets. Set at kennedy space center tonight for the twentieth batch of communication satellites into orbit for spacex his starling broadband network liftoff of the falcon nine rocket scheduled for eight thirty seven. Pm eastern facts as jeff. Monosso hampton outfoxing is quickbooks. Slowing your business down. Give challenges managing inventory project profitability or. Just getting paid fast enough. Get your business to a better place in graduate to net suite two day stop paying for multiple systems. That don't give you the information you need when you need it. Ditz the spreadsheets. And all the old saw for a. You've outgrown now. Is the time to upgrade to net suite by oracle the world's number one cloud business system nets. We gives you visibility and control over your financials. Hr inventory commerce and more everything you need all in one place instantaneously whether you're doing a million or hundreds of millions in revenue save time and money with net sweet joining over twenty four thousand companies using net. Sweet right now let. Let's show you how they'll benefit your business with a free product tour and nets dot com slash fox. Schedule your free product to a right now. A net sweet dot com slash fox net sweet dot com slash fox. Here is a look at weather from the heartland news feed weather center. Thursday sunny with like wind. Highly fifty six thursday night mostly clear with moderate wind occasional gusts as high as twenty miles per hour. Low of twenty eight. Friday mostly sunny with a high near forty nine. That's the latest weather chacao. More news and weather on our website at hotlanta newsfeed dot com rick till knows his sports. I hate that guy. I love that guy. Oh my gosh. he's so fine. Written brings home the bacon. Fry it up in a pan and then he eats it. Ricky t.
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings
"I'm Julie Walker spacewalking astronauts ventured out to the exterior of the international space station on Sunday to install support frames for new high efficiency solar panels arriving later this year NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Victor Glover merged from the orbiting lab lugging eight foot duffle style bags stuffed with hundreds of pounds of mounting brackets and struts the equipment was so big it had to be taken apart just to get through the hatch to run out the back those are the two balls out to do that so far have settings for usually a seven hour spacewalk was live streamed on social media and viewers commented on how breathtaking the view from outer space was especially seeing the earth in vivid color from the astronaut's helmet cams I'm Julie Walker
"spacewalking" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Just a system that has had a ton of band AIDS, but no true. Solution. Notre fix That's true, and Mexico said that they would not accept families back with young Children any more. Border Patrol is now reporting a spike in apprehensions all along the Southwest border. And agents tell me they are most concerned about the number of unaccompanied minors that they're seeing. Right now. This is Children that are coming here alone and without their parents, the federal government is actually preparing for an influx by opening several facilities around the country to house these Children. The day of your real CBS NEWS HIDALGO, Texas The number of states have passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana use just grew a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. But not until 2024 has gotten final approval. In a Saturday session of Virginia lawmakers, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and Washington D. C. The bill goes to Democratic governor Ralph Northam, who supports legalization three year delay. Is a compromise after negotiations grew tense between Democrats in the House of delegates and the Senate. And that was a B C's Chuck secrets and reporting now to a historic and daring spacewalk at the ISS. I'm Julie Walker Space Walking astronauts ventured out to the exterior of the international space Station on Sunday to install support frames for new high efficiency solar panels arriving later this year. NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover emerged from the orbiting lab, lugging 8 FT duffel style bags stuffed with hundreds of pounds of mounting brackets and struts. Thean quit mint was so big it had to be taken apart just to get through the hatch at the back those two balls out to do that I'll have something for you here shortly, seven hour spacewalk was live streamed on social media and viewers commented on how breathtaking the view from outer space was especially seeing the earth. Vivid color from the astronaut's helmet cams. I'm Julie Walker. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration continues to adjust the country's relationship with Saudi Arabia. That means ending our support for the war in Yemen, doing more to address the humanitarian crisis and ensuring that we are holding to account the actions the human rights abuses of this government. Speaking on CNN's state of the Union sake says the Biden team is already taken multiple steps to make clear that America will never let a murder like that of Jamal cause, Shoji He happened again Sake called the Shoji murder a brutal crime. This after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, criticized recent sanctions. From the Biden administration against Saudi officials, but not the Saudi prince as not going far enough. Police in Hong Kong have charged 47 out of the 55 people. They arrested back in January for conspiracy to commit subversion under the National Security Law, American lawyer John Clancy, who was previously arrested, not among those charge, he told reporters in Hong Kong. He's there for the others, even though I am not charge personally,.
Two NASA astronauts are spacewalking outside the ISS right now
"It's been a busy weekend for astronauts at the international space station. Astronauts on board the international space station were busy outside of their out of this world. Home away from home this weekend. Nasa's kate rubens. Victor glover were spacewalking and working to ready the iss for a new shipment of solar panels. The pair installed hundreds of pounds of support. Beams for the panels are due for delivery. In june nasa says with more people living up there and performing experiments that demand for electricity keeps growing as well. When installed the half dozen new solar panels should up the station's power by thirty percent. Karen mchugh fox
Astronauts begin solar power system upgrades
"To that. Heard a stagger your systems and expect a warning to him. Once the sound of NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover, switching to battery power at the start of their spacewalk to prepare, the Iaw says for an upcoming solar array upgrade. Today's project is expected to wrap up at around 12 30 this afternoon. We'll keep you posted
Two NASA astronauts spacewalk outside the ISS
"Now underway outside the international space station. That's got it just got to be amazing. NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Victor Glover exiting the international space station's Quest airlock at about six o'clock this morning on a mission to prepare the space station for an upcoming solar array upgrade. It's expected to take them more about 6.5 hours. Former President Donald Trump takes a big step back into
Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings
"Two NASA astronauts have ventured outside the international space station this morning, upgrading the orbiting labs Power system from member station W. M F E In Orlando, Brendan Byrne reports. NASA's Kate Rubins and Victor Glover will begin installing mounting hardware to support new solar panels for the I s s Nothing wrong with the current panels, but NASA says the station could use an extra boost in power. The new panels launching to the station later this year, will increase the station's power from 160 kilowatts to 215. The football field sized station continues to grow, with Maura users like commercial partners utilizing lab, which means a need for more power. A second spacewalk with Rubens and Japan's Soichi Noguchi is scheduled for later this week. That duel will upgrade parts of the station's airlock and install new cabling for cameras outside the
NASA Astronauts Will Be Conducting a Spacewalk This Weekend
"Space station are going out on a spacewalk this weekend. Three crew members on the I s s are set to do the first of two upcoming space walks early tomorrow morning, they'll be getting the ISS ready for upgrades to its solar array. NASA says. Tomorrow's spacewalk is expected to start at 4:30 A.m. eastern time and will last about 6.5 hours. The solar arrays are still working well, but they've started to show signs of where they were designed to last for 15 years and have been powering the station for more than 20 years. Another space walk is set for next Friday. March 5th
NASA’s next spacewalk is on Sunday
"Crew members on board. The International Space Station have a spacewalk scheduled for this weekend. Three crew members on the I s s are set to do the first of two upcoming space walks early tomorrow morning, they'll be getting the ISS ready for upgrades to its solar array. NASA says. Tomorrow's spacewalk is expected to start at 4:30 A.m. eastern time and will last about 6.5 hours. The solar arrays are still working well, but they've started to show signs of where they were designed to last for 15 years, and if empowering the station for more than 20 years. Another space walk is set for next Friday.
Spacewalkers venture outside for space station upgrades
"NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover are setting their space suits to battery power and venturing outside the international space station with a little tighter and then Put it back in fishing wire tied. It's just on the bundles, First of two spacewalks to be performed less than a week of part in an effort to conduct upgrades and maintain the space station. Hopkins has ties to Peoria and went to the University of Illinois
Leland Melvin's Journey From The NFL To NASA
"After playing college football. Leland melvin was drafted by the nfl when his football career as a wide receiver was cut short because of an injury leland pursued his passion for engineering while working at nasa a co worker gave him an astronaut application but leila didn't intend to be an astronaut so he didn't complete the form when the next round astronauts were being chosen. His friend once again handed him an application and leland was accepted into the program. During a spacewalk simulation melvin lost his hearing a small phone block that allows astronauts to clear. Their ears was missing from his training suit. It was two full years before he recovered enough to be considered for spaceflight. Yet leland went on to log nearly six hundred hours in space. Now retired from nasa leland encourages people to stay. Curious followed their passions. And never give up even when your dreams have you chasing
The Right Tools
"Prior to installation of the robotic tool stowage unit nassau's robotic external leak locator was stored inside the international space station. The tool is an important unit. Used to help astronauts identify dangerous ammonia leaks in the space station's cooling system but deploying the robotic nose was a complicated process that was dependent on the availability of an airlock involved waiting an additional twelve hours to allow the gas analyzer to clear itself of internal gases and required astronauts to travel outside the station. The newly installed robot hotel is now the leak locators home and the leak. Location process is much more streamlined. As long as dexter. The canadian space agencies robotic arm is available. Dexter can use the tool to detect ammonia leaks eliminating the need for astronauts to perform the same task during the spacewalk. Meanwhile the external storage unit provides a warm protected place for critical tools like the leak locator to be stored until they are needed again for innovation now. I'm jennifer poet.
The International Space Station has a 'Robot Hotel'
"The international space station is the size of a football field. The available living space is much smaller than that. You wouldn't want to store your garden tools in the living room and the astronauts are no different. They needed a storage shed on the exterior of the station. So astronauts on a recent spacewalk installed the robotic tool stowage a protective storage unit for robotic tools attached to a mobile platform that provides power to the external robots the unit allows robots access to the tools they use as it moves around the station referred to as the robot hotel. The storage unit is a permanent attachment that includes electrical connections for heaters to keep the stored equipment from getting too cold. Similar technology could be applied to human habitats including gateway to give artemis astronauts or their robotic companions some storage space to call their own for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Police
Chasing Space: Astronaut Leland Melvin’s Journey From Sports To Space
"As the only NFL player to fly in space former astronaut League Melvin knows how to tackle the problem. This is innovation. Now, bringing you stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that shaped the future after Playing College Football Leland Melvin was drafted by the NFL when his football career as a wide receiver was cut short because of an injury, Leland pursued his passion for engineering while working at NASA a co worker gave him an astronaut application, but Leila didn't intend to be an astronaut. So he didn't complete the form when the next round astronauts were being chosen. His friend once again handed him an application and Leland was accepted into the program. During a spacewalk simulation Melvin lost his hearing a small foam block that allows astronauts to clear their ears was missing from his training suit. It was two full years before he recovered enough to be considered for spaceflight yet Leland went on to log nearly six hundred hours in space. Now, retired from NASA Leland encourages people to stay curious followed their passions and never give up even when your dreams have you chasing space
Cargo ship launched to space station
"Space station cargo ship has rocketed into orbit carrying a 360 degree camera for spacewalking radish seeds for growing and a smorgasbord of fancy meats and cheeses for feasting. The £8000. Shipman should reach the space station Monday. A new $23 million toilet is also headed to the space station. It's supposed to be better suited for women and is more compact for use on future missions to the moon and Mars.
Radish seeds, meats and cheeses launched to space station
"Engine start. And lift off the SS. No traveler takes flight sights set on the international space station. A space station cargo ship has rocketed into orbit carrying a 360 degree camera for spacewalking radish seeds for growing and a smorgasbord of fancy meats and cheeses for feasting. The £8000 shipment should reach the space station Monday. A new $23 million toilet is also headed to the space station. It's supposed to be better suited for women and is more compact for use on future missions to the moon and Mars.
Radish seeds, meats and cheeses launched to space station
"Station cargo ship rockets into orbit yesterday is carrying a 360 degree camera for spacewalking. Also some radish seeds for growing and a smorgasbord of fancy meats and cheeses for Big feast there, and £8000 shipment should reach the space station By Monday.
NASA To Send A New Toilet To International Space Station
"Be challenging. Even simple tasks here on Earth are much more difficult in orbit like going to the bathroom. But that's about to get a little easier, especially for the growing number of women. Astronauts from member station W. M. Fi, Brendan Byrne reports. NASA is sending a new toilet to the S. When it comes to building NASA's next toilet. Jim Fuller takes pride in his work. You know, when the astronauts have to go, we want to allow them to boldly go. Fuller is a project manager at Collins Aerospace, working on the $23 million contract with NASA on the agency's next generation, potty or a NASA speak the Universal Waste Management system. A new cosmic ca mod is smaller, lighter, more efficient and built with three d printed parts. So it can be fixed easily in space because the agency plans to send this toilet not only to the international space station but to the moon. And one day maybe Mars. To do that Engineers have to shrink down the system, says NASA's Melissa McKinlay. The space capsules are very small and use of the toilet area takes up a lot of space on a spacecraft and we want to get this is usable is possible, but minimize it where we can going to the bathroom in space is not easy and space toilets are complex Number two right here, show you, but you see, it's pretty small astronauts, Sonny Williams demonstrated how to use one when she Is on the in 2012 in space. You can't rely on gravity to move things where they need to go. Instead, a zero G toilet relies on fans and vacuums to pull material away from the astronauts and preferably from the rest of the crew to Williams says solids are directed into bags or been for disposal. So you have to have a pretty good aim. Can you be ready to make sure things get? Let go the right direction, and it smells a little bit so I'm closing it up. Liquid waste astronauts use a hose with a funnel attached to it well, that poses a challenge when female astronauts need to use the toilet for both functions, McKinley says. Due to the differences in male and female anatomy, women have issues aligning the urine collection funnel while also using the solid waste portion of the toilet. A new NASA designed better accommodates the female anatomy, which is important as more women. Astronauts travel to space. Well, it's that time retired astronaut Nicole Stott spent more than 100 days in orbit. I really like that they're going on with this way, because I think there's just in general, you know, understanding that there have been some challenges with. You know the toilets with their current design, but also that it says, Hey, we acknowledge that this demographic is part of the astronaut corps. Now it's kind of sad. The toilet to do that, right? NASA's issues with equipment for women is no secret. A historic all female spacewalk was delayed last year when the agency didn't have the correct sized space suits. NASA will take the toilet design changes and apply them to the development of other new tack like spacesuits to focus on anatomical differences. I think it's telling that that's just becoming As part of the initial design for what we want to do, and you know if we go further and further from a planet that would want to consider all of our crew mates in the way we design things, If all goes as planned. The new toilet will be installed later this month, and NASA is asking the astronauts to give it all they've got to stress test the system. For NPR News. I'm Brendan Byrne in Orlando.
NASA To Send A New Toilet To International Space Station
"Space station can be challenging. Even simple tasks here on Earth are much more difficult in orbit like going to the bathroom. But that's about to get a little easier, especially for the growing number of women. Astronauts from member station W. M. Fi, Brendan Byrne reports. NASA is sending a new toilet to the SS. When it comes to building NASA's next toilet. Jim Fuller takes pride in his work. You know, when the astronauts have to go, we want to allow them to boldly go. Fuller is a project manager at Collins Aerospace, working on the $23 million contract with NASA on the agency's next generation, potty or a NASA speak the Universal Waste Management system. A new cosmic ca mod is smaller, lighter, more efficient and built with three d printed parts. So it can be fixed easily in space because the agency plans to send this toilet not only to the international space station but to the moon. And one day maybe Mars. To do that Engineers had to shrink down the system, says NASA's Melissa McKinlay. The space capsules are very small and use of the toilet area takes up a lot of space on a spacecraft and we want to get this is usable as possible. But minimize it. Where we can going to the bathroom in space is not easy and space toilets are complex Number two right here. I'll show you But you see, it's pretty small astronauts, Sonny Williams demonstrated how to use one when she was on the in 2012 in space. You can't rely on gravity to move things where they need to go. Instead, zero g toilet relies on fans and vacuums to pull material away from the astronauts and preferably from the rest of the crew, too. Williams says. Solids are directed into banks or been for disposal. So you have to have a pretty good aim. Can you be ready to make sure things get let go the right direction, and it smells a little bit. So I'm closing it up for liquid waste. Astronauts use a hose with a funnel attached to it well, that poses a challenge when female astronauts need to use the toilet for both functions. McKinley says. Due to the differences in male and female anatomy, women have issues aligning the urine collection funnel while also using the solid waste portion of the toilet. The new NASA designed better accommodates the female anatomy, which is important as more women. Astronauts travel to space. Well, it's about time Retired astronaut Nicole Stott spent more than 100 days in orbit. I really like that they're going on with this way, because I think there's just in general, you know, understanding that there have been some challenges. If you know the toilets with their current design, but also that it says, Hey, we acknowledge that this demographic is part of the astronaut corps. Now it's kind of sad that takes a toilet to do that right. NASA's issues with equipment for women is no secret. A historic all female spacewalk was delayed last year when the agency didn't have the correct sized space suits. NASA will take the toilet design changes and apply them to the development of other new tack like space suits to focus on anatomical differences. I think it's telling that that's just becoming As part of the initial design for what we want to do, and you know if we go further and further from a planet that we want to, like, Consider all of our crew mates in the way we design things. If all goes as planned. The new toilet will be installed later this month, and NASA is asking the astronauts to give it all they've got to stress test the system for NPR news. I'm Brendan Byrne in Orlando.
Robot Can Sniff Out Leaking Fluids
"Robots with the right tools can simplify life for astronauts this innovation. Now, bringing you stories behind the ideas that shape our future prior to installation of the robotic tool stowage unit NASA's robotic external. League locator was stored inside the international space. Station the tool is an important unit used to help astronauts identify dangerous ammonia leaks in the space station's cooling system but deploying the robotic knows was a complicated process that was dependent on the availability of an airlock involved waiting an additional twelve hours to allow the gas analyzer. To clear itself of internal gases and required astronauts to travel outside the station. The newly installed robot hotel is now the leak locators home and the leak location process is much more streamlined as longest dexter up the Canadian space agencies. Robotic arm is available. Dexter can use the tool to detect ammonia leaks eliminating the need for astronauts to perform the same task during a spacewalk. Meanwhile, the external storage unit provides a warm protected place for critical tools like the leak locator to be stored until they are needed again.
"spacewalking" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Schemed. Bitcoin payments. City health officials now say that fans might be allowed in the stands for Eagles games this season. Recapping our top story, The Labor Department releasing its latest unemployment figures in traditional 1.3 million Americans filed first time claims run employment last week. It's all ahead in the next 15 minutes. Good morning. I'm Brandon Brooks and I'm Carol Mackenzie Tim McLaughlin at the editor's desk. Well, a Twitter attack targeted the rich and famous. Someone gained access to Twitter accounts for everyone from Joe Biden to Kim Kardashian West and then they posted messages asking people to send them Bitcoin. Twitter's calling this a social engineering attack. In other words, Twitter says, these weren't hackers They were con men see net editor at large insurer says This is likely the biggest security issue Twitter's ever dealt with. The larger question I have is that a lot of government agencies used Twitter to put out announcements. The president United States uses Twitter to do some of his diplomacy. And how can we trust this service? When it's possible that these accounts which are likely, very secure to begin with? What does that mean? For what? We contrast on this service that's going to be the hardest question for them to answer. Many verified Twitter accounts are still locked this morning while the company investigates Don't win, the city canceled big events like the Mummers Parade. It certainly appeared that would apply to pro sports too. But now, he said, he says, that's not the case there. Can we talked this morning about whether or not fans Khun B. In the stands in Kyiv, W's Dave, your Ram Joins us live with more on what the mayor had to say. Hey, guys. Good morning, While the city's thought process right now is it's not safe currently for fans to be a games, but it's a fluid situation. And maybe things will change as the Corona virus situation evolves. Look, I love football as much as anybody else. I love our sports in our city. I don't think it's worth dying over. I really don't. I don't think it's worth going doing something prematurely and then going home and the second your parents. Your grand parents were members of your family, Mayor Kenny told 94 w P. That's more this morning that would other states in teams do has no effect on Philadelphia's decision regarding fans at Eagles and Phillies games, the city has been in communication. With the Eagles and the teams can, he said the birds and fills their trying to be good corporate citizens, and he believes the Eagles chances of winning will be more based on. For example, Doug Peterson's coaching then crowd noise, so guys right now it's you. They feel it's not safe enough for fans to be there. But maybe if things get better, maybe that'll change. Alright. Thanks, Dave. Well, there has been a steep increase in home schooling programs across the country because of the pandemic, and now those programs are looking for teachers for Smith is the head of Texas Homeland, a prep school, which is under the National K 12 public Home school system. He says the increase in demand is creating a need for more educators across 12 widely wait also put out information that were also hired about 1300 teachers across the country right now, according to Smith, K 12 Solis, 16% increase in early Enrollment alone and is still in ruling for the full with more interest than a typical school year. Plate. NEVEL Dallas The Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg been discharged from the hospital after being treated for what doctors believed was an infection correspondent Steve Futterman. She is back home in on the mend. 87 year old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was expected to spend several days in the hospital. The day after being admitted to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. She was released. Ginsberg entered the facility after experiencing a fever and chills. Doctors Queen daughter Bile ducts stent that they had placed last August against birds stay in the hospital apparently didn't interrupt her work very much. In an early morning ruling, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the second federal execution in a week. Vote was 5 to 4 to allow the execution of Wesley Ira Perky Ginsberg joined the descent Perky, was sentenced to death in January of 2004 after he was convicted in federal court. The interstate kidnapping and murder of a 16 year old girl. In 1998. The low recorded halted his execution ordered a mental evaluation. Perkies lawyer claims he has dementia and severe mental illness. Spacewalking astronauts are tackling the final set of battery swaps outside the international space station. NASA's Bob Benton and Chris Cassidy ventured out this morning on their third afore planned spacewalks. I need to remove six more old batteries in the space station's power grid and replace them with new improved ones. The new lithium ion batteries are so powerful that only half his money or needed the battery replacement began 3.5 years ago. They will conduct one final spacewalk next week to wrap up the work. But last time around, we had a problem of an anticipated a problem that the Cockney for Myra the Bridge opening Samuel update that forest Next. It's 8 50 W's answered at least join me every.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. Wall Street gets an updated look at unemployment in the U. S this morning when the Labor Department reports on new claims for jobless benefits. The number released last week remained above one million amid the Corona virus pandemic. American Airlines says it may have to eliminate about 25,000 jobs because of sharp drops in travel and tourism prompted by the pandemic. The airline says employees have been notified The cuts could occur in October last week, United Airlines warn 36,000 of its employees their jobs might be eliminated this fall. At this hour to NASA astronauts are venturing outside the international space station Brendan Byrne with member station W IMF reports. Astronauts Bob Banchan and Chris Cassidy will install new batteries on the space station, replacing the aging nickel hydrogen batteries with lithium ion replacements. A new batteries arrived at the station back in May on a Japanese cargo ship, the battery store power collected by the station's arrays of solar panels. The spacewalk is expected to last about seven hours. Restaurants have been working to replace the battery since 2017 conducting a dozen spacewalks to upgrade the power system. The final spacewalk to finish the project is scheduled for next week, which will also mark the 3/100 spacewalk with the U. S astronaut. For NPR News. I'm Brendan Byrne This's NPR news from Washington. And this is WNBC in New York at 7 32 Good morning. I'm David first heading up to a high of 76 degrees. Today with partly sunny skies. It's 70 degrees now in New York City. The landlord of an immigrant detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, says it is cutting ties with the private contractor that operates the facility. My CI's camera reports. LeBron Development has been facing mounting pressure from immigrant rights advocates to end its lease with core civic, the private contractor that runs the Elizabeth Detention Center on behalf of the U. S immigration and Customs Enforcement. In an email to advocates, Albarran wrote it was ending its relationship with core civic Real estate developer says it supports educational, religious and social organizations and wants to see its quote values mirrored in its work. What that ultimately means for the facility or the asylum seekers and other immigrants facing deportation. Who our house there is unclear. Horsedick wouldn't answer questions about its lease. Albarran did not respond to multiple calls and emails. A bipartisan group of Long Island lawmakers is calling on Congress for another round of federal Corona virus assistance. The call to action was made exactly two months from when House Democrats and just one Republican New York congressman Peter King passed the Heroes Act. That bill is expected to be considered next week in the Senate. In the Senate. King says disaster relief is not a partisan issue. You should not be a Democrat Republican. Fact is, though Senator McConnell in Kentucky has tries to make this a partisan issue, which is wrong. This is a Tragic way to go about it. But the fact that the virus is now hitting so many of the so called Red states may cause them to be more realistic. The legislation has federal relief for municipalities and schools with covert related budget shortfalls. That includes a special fund for hard hit states and the elimination of the cap on state and local tax deductions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is planning to reopen late next month. The institution has been closed to the public since March 2 to the pandemic and starting August 29th. It will open its doors five days a week from Thursday to Monday. Face coverings and social distancing will be required, and no groups of more than 10 will be allowed.
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"9 48 NewsRadio 7 81 of five point out of Found BBMak. You weather will see a hot and humid stretch going towards the holiday weekend temperatures each afternoon today tomorrow, Friday and Saturday up to the low nineties inland up to near 80 of the lakefront shower thunderstorm chances around a little bit on Sunday, but mostly dry through the stretch the high Sunday still in the low nineties. Right now 78 at Midway the Lake front at 75. We're already up to 82 at O'Hare going up to a high near 90 there Today I mock you with the video. Rome Giusti Divorce, Chicago's Weather Station, NewsRadio 7 81 5.9 FM on Wall Street, a positive start to the Wednesday trading day. The Dow is up 91. NASDAQ Up 66 in the S and P is of 17 points. WCBM NEWS time. 9 42 Spacewalking astronauts are working outside the international space station again this morning. It's the second spacewalk in less than a week for astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Bacon and the second of four overall to replace the last of the space station's original 48 solar batteries. They're putting in 24 new, more powerful ones, along with the adaptor plates to make sure they fit perfectly. The battery's charge up in sunlight, then keep space station running what it goes into darkness once the job is completed later this month. NASA managers say the space station should be said in terms of power for the rest of its life. Peter King's CBS News Orlando, the Oscars air, taking a new step toward inclusion to do what I do need some idea of the threat we face tenants. John David Washington is among the 819 new artists invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences..
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"CBS news two astronauts floated outside the international space station today they conducted the first of the they're scheduled space walks to replace important batteries at the station CBS news space consultant bill Harwood has more on what they were up to two astronauts are working outside the international space station in the first of four planned space walks to finish upgrading the lapse power system the work started back in twenty seventeen and when the job is finished next month forty eight old batteries in the station solar power system will have been replaced with twenty four more powerful lithium ion batteries the batteries are used to provide power when the station is an orbital darkness in the new unit should keep the lab running smoothly through the rest of the decade both astronauts are veteran spacewalkers this was the seventh venture outside for both Chris Cassidy and Robert bank in one of those space walkers has added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the earth station commander Cassidy had barely exited the hatch when he reported that his left wrist mirror had floated away mission control says lost mir poses no risk water the space walk or the station will Twitter is trying to take down fake accounts one week at a time the social media drive is joining the bot or not weekly challenge asking millions of users per week if their accounts are run by actual people what form has struggled with bots then they're often negative influence for years a rough analysis estimates about fifteen percent of Twitter accounts or some forty nine point five million handles are currently.
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"Sure you're doing what you need to do? Lots and lots of discussions so one of the stories. I love to tell in this regard to his Just what it takes the operate in the space of you know. We've talked about that a little bit in my job I've been working around astronauts and the suit for many years and I've been in the pool myself which is invaluable to understand why they can't do that But when we bring together like this on a piece of hardware that was never ever intended for spacewalks The people that built. AMS are brilliant. And I mean the things that they put together on that are incredible But one of the most those basic things we're installing this new cooling system basic thing you need power and you need data you need to be able to command the pumps and gallantry so early on one one of the Actually the path to get data was a very very small connector about the size of your Pinky nail not your pinky but just the top part of your your pinkie finger and for people that have put the hardware together on the ground and that it makes sense right. That's where the data's that's where you go get it but then I look at that and go. You can't do that in space so You know they had to go off and find an entire new path to get data and it's that is that understanding of you know. What can the suit do? What can't do what kind kind of space can you get into when they built? Ams there were literally people crawling inside of it well. You can't do that in the space. That's a really good example. Too of the integration agreed that it took between our communities right so the idea of that connector didn't seem like much of a problem to the side of the house until the evs community. We had to go over to Europe and explain. You know what we're not able to manipulate that size of a of a connector in our big snowmobile gloves. That's what I like to call. You know the suit gloves. They're very big and they're very awkward to handle small detailed items so they had to take that information back somewhat. What reluctantly in the beginning of? Hey this is Beth best method. Why can't we design some kind of tool and the community needed to help them understand that you know? It's just not going to be safe for your product in the end right. We have a high likelihood of destroying this connector with our gloved hand here so they took that and they went back and they came up with another another great concept. That was much more available now. It's not perfect and it's not an NBA connector that we like to use on orbit. But it's something that we could make work so again it's iterative process of going back and forth and figuring out what's going to be the best solution for the hardware that we have a love that term but it sounds like it's definitely like Is Is it goes both ways right so obviously the ams folks are telling you know no don't put that there and then you have to you have to kind of work with that whenever you're designing your tools does but if you if you say an astronaut is not going to be able to work with that it's too fine we've done a bunch of spacewalks before and it's it's just it's not gonNA work you need to design. Signed something new. I mean they got to have the Burma that they have to take it and design something new. That's actually gonNA ultimately the whole goal here. Is Everybody working together to save this piece of equip- Same goal in mind all right so we talked about Access access is one of the definitely main things for for for the M S. You were talking about requirements arguments. Tara what what are the requirements. Actually do this to access it. Here are the points that you can actually attach things to get to it. Then come the tools. So how'd the pick what tools. How many tools powder work with tools? How does how does that even begin because these are new right I tell him no bill? It was some trial and error in the beginning. Engineers had some great concepts. The operations guys had some other concepts awesome and it was kind of a meeting of the minds. How how do we come together? Sometimes engineers would three D print some tools and we would go over to the ARGOS. mockup where are we had this. Ms Standing Lockup and they can physically get in there and we would put on some va gloves and see if this tool could fit into the work site. If if the crew member would be able to reach it with their typical arm links to get in there lots of factors that they had to look at we go back and forth if something worked great if something didn't hate back it's the drawing board and figure out how to modify maybe that current design or are they scrap it altogether and come up with another one. One thing that we do We're we're kind of blurring the lines between mass and I'll use air quotes normal spacewalks So when we're developing new hardware we like to get a good evaluation right. So when when we're designing hardware superstation we WANNA make sure that it's usable for all the crew members different sizes Different abilities so we do usually will do development runs in the neutral buoyancy lab where we'll get At least three runs with different crew members and have them try the tasks So we did that early on with this project too and Quickly quickly found out that because of the access issues that we've been talking about a lot of what we're working on is recessed inside. Ams It actually Kinda drives arm length requirements armaments. So we don't explicitly. Have you know you have to have forty seven point eight inch arms or whatever But we did see in some some of the early development where one person would get in and do a task. No problem and the next person will get in and simply could not do it. They couldn't reach so as terrorist talking about that. Did drive some of the lengths of some of our hardware as well that something was going to say. Those kind of filled in the blanks for our assumptions. To begin the project with you know so we assumed we were going to have had this in every presentation. I think I made was that we were going to have a highly trained highly. Skilled set Aviva crew members. Be Able to go off and do these activities. Now we couldn't name those crew members were for a number of reasons. We didn't know when our hardware was going to exactly be ready. When would be ready for us to be able to go to it? And do these activities. You know lots of different factors all the stuff we've talked about before with space station on. How busy station is when is stationed going to be able to accommodate these activities? So it all came down to this past really pass January that we identified the specific crew that was going to be on orbit at the time of these activities activities and that really drove Who is going to be trained then for the set of stop so we had a great set of crew members all the way along for the last four years have really been an integral part? Part of the team is. That's probably the only part that we haven't mentioned from a team perspective is that we had lots of different crew members. Come in and really gives us great feedback. A lot of them have had on-orbit on-orbit experience others have had a ton of experience in the pool. And they help us out and help drive us to a conclusion on some of the items that we have out there. Yeah that's actually a big big part of this discussion. I think would be working with astronauts getting getting their feedback so We talked about access. We talked about some of the tools. You're defining these requirements. What do you need? What are you gonNA use to actually get there now? You GotTa go and you actually have to test this out. You talked about development runs. You already talked about you. Have this idea of how it's GonNa work. Hey what's tested out with some it. Sounds like astronauts astronauts so what were some of the things they were giving you right off the bat. Who are you working with? And and What were some of the feedback? They were giving any right off the bat. So we worked with Gosh Over the years we've probably had at least half the astronaut office go through some of our testing acting in development We got all kinds of feedback. there's there's the running joke that's the problem. The running joke esque three astronauts formats for an opinion on. You'll get five answers filling the blank. That's not just astronaut sits engineers too so and it's an iterative process two so there are some times where we go in and we test a particular tool and we decide. Hey we need to go this path. We need to modify it this way and we give back in the next time and we'd say they will no actually. We had it right before we need to go back to that so it's a whole process. And that's why we take a lot of time. You WanNA learn those things here on the ground and you don't want to learn those in space. Yeah you want to know when you're in space no surprises that's kind of the one of the main things with training and defining requirements is limit the amount of surprises. You'RE GONNA get and there's always going to be unknowns shirt happens every time. Yeah Yeah especially in this scenario where the hardware is not here for us. You connect things up too and make sure it all fits. The cough is has done a really great job from our perspective of supplying us with folks with Experience Chris Cassidy Jeremy Hansen Mike Hopkins. Those are some of the main guys that really helped us through this. Kate Rubens. Ann McLean was in there a couple times and we just had a lot of folks with real experience both on the ground in orbit a bit come in and give us ideas and you know a lot of times we would ask for the. Is this doable kind of thing. Are we even that far down. The Path is this make Doable scenario and sometimes it wasn't you'd start over and you would keep going and four years. Sounds like a really long time. I'm to develop a project but boy it's blown by quickly and I was thinking. Brian and his team was giving a presentation just this past week to some of the program management in and hearing all the training the crew went through. Doesn't seem like it. was that much not as much as we wanted in the beginning right. We just didn't have available time with the crew. I put all my word when we were going through it. It was something that was every day. It was constant constant constant for months. And I look back now and it's like that wasn't so bad seeing it on doesn't seem so bad but over the time period and it was a constant go go go go fitting schedules. Training schedules sounds like an the new. You know like you said four years doesn't really sound that surprising when you're talking about so much back and forth back and forth with the AMS teams trying to figure out how this is all GonNa work thing at the back and forth with the with with the crew to see you know. Hey we have this idea of how we think we're GONNA fix this and they say no. I can't reach it so that's huge. That's huge piece of feedback. Because you need that piece Lisa feedback and it's a huge requirement. You need we talked about the crew. That's identified Anwar but we knew I believe it's It's Indra Morgan. and Luca Parmigiano they are. They are the people that's going to be doing these spacewalks because they were most importantly going to be in orbit at the time that you wanted to to do this but also meet all the requirements apartments that you're talking about. They have the training And they can reach it right. That's got to be a big a big part of it is being able to reach otherwise you can't complete the task. Yeah so tell me about working with them Getting them prepared for because this is. This is quite a number of erase that that there there have to do all in a row just the two of form and they have to do it with this piece of hardware. That's to be worked on so it was like working with the two of them so Starting with the past shuttled as these crews were assigned about two years before a flight and they were specialists so there were crew members on the flight that their main job on that flight was doing whatever never spacewalks for that mission so they would spend a year to two years training their exact tasks and You know talking about Hubble earlier.
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"Of years and helped design and build a mess itself Having that knowledge here at JC has been just super super helpful to us to be up to be able to go off and design. This helped build the mockup for us to be able to go often in using these training events in tool design events I would call them in the beginning and their innate knowledge from that is what helped us be able to figure out the exact works that they wanted to be. And when we first Brian. I'm sure you remember when we first started this many years ago we were actually in a different location on MS itself and once the in the Smart Mba folks got together with the smart engineers that knew about ams itself. We determined that was not going to be the best location for Navy crew member to access what we needed to get to so they went back with the folks at Cernan really determined another location. Okay this new location will also give us this access. Would this work from An. Va Perspective. So Brian Steam. Anyone often they figured out what was going to be the best way to access that and we went running from their here. We go here. We are yeah here we go I know you said you said you working with teams that are sort of local youth have to work with teams. Kind of all over Did you pull some. I'm trying to think of another case scenario but one that comes to mind naturally is Hubble was their knowledge pulled from from those servicing missions. Absolutely so a lot of the fasteners. So we've got to remove there's a lot of fasteners that are just normal fasteners. He'd have maybe not at home but on an hardware on the ground that are not compatible so for bolts. What's that we plan to remove during spacewalk? It has to be captive right. We don't want it floating away so generally spring loaded. They've got clip or some other means to keep the bull captive even when it's released from the hardware that using so for this hardware. None of that was built in place. Because I didn't intend to do it right. That was one of the things that was I think I can say a large part of the work on Hubbell where they removed a lot of fasteners and some of them even tiny tiny fasteners. So we're able to leverage that and US news We call him. Hubble heritage tools to capture these fasteners so They've got basically a bit with a fork at the end that you're able able to scoop under the head of the faster and under the Washer and actually capture that fastener as you're backing out of the the hardware see. It's details like that. I find absolutely fascinating because you just hear like oh it was meant to where it was. You know you were meant to service this spacewalk like batteries right. Everything is is kind of designs signed so if human hands were meant to go service it but when you get into the details of why this was not designed to be serviceable. It gets really complicated. Okay because you're talking about these tiny little things that flowed out not only the tiny and hard to work with. But you gotta do it this bulky suit with these bulky gloves now that's where the challenges come for you guys for sure. Yeah and you you know some of the other differences with Hubbell. I what I would focus on from a program perspective is shuttle or I should say Hubbell had individual shuttle missions designated. You know this is what we are going to do. Launching this shuttle mission so that we can go up and repair Hubble man a whole army me of folks behind them and rather larger bucket of cash to whole from to be able to go off and design all these great new tools and events training all these things that they needed from a space station perspective with a lot of other priorities going on right now in a space station we live and breathe and work in space every day of the year and and So we had to balance those priorities with the priority of going off and being able to repair the MS So our group of folks was much smaller that we were able to leverage against this problem that we saw in front of us and our bucket of money was smaller so it was a real challenge from the team perspective of really looking at this differently and saying how can we go about this safely with a high opportunity for mission success and to be able to repair this item and really increase our knowledge of physics for for years to come. Yeah it was. It's been a really unique challenge for the entire community resource wise staffing wise. Definitely those constraints also like you mentioned. I mean this is on the International Space Ace station. I guess. The difference with show with Shuttle going to Hubble is that that was it it was shuttle going to Hubble this thing. There's a lot of things happening aboard the space station. The crew busy there's launches and landings happening all the time so not only you know finding the you're limited resources to work with this but finding the opportunity the timeframe where you can actually do it. That'd be challenged liners certainly have a big challenge them with these next series of battery. EPA's and like you mentioned all the comings and goings to station and all the other great great science at station is doing as well. So it's a balance balancing act to be able to fit all these things into the limited number of hours in the day. Besides the fact that the crew they live there right they have to eat. They have to exercise. They have to take care of business on station. So it's just like being at home here. We all have things we have to do at home. You have to balance that workload. Glow that's right. They're doing a great job so really looking forward to seeing the schedule and in the coming weeks. Well let's rewind the clocks a little bit. Let's go back to you you mentioned Four years you mentioned four years that you've been working on it. Take me back to the beginning when this first became something that we started talking about. Were GonNA look at repairing the alphabet next but trauma so you might remember About four years ago we did a space walk. Were part of that. was we saw a big blanket on. Ams so they were having difficulty difficulty with Thermal conditions at that time and The blanket was kind of their first step in troubleshooting. They thought it was just something. And how how. The system was designed something they didn't anticipate so we did that. We install the blanket on the whole Port facing side of ams and we also installed A smaller we called it a tent but a little tent blanket over a very small radiator probably about the size of a Like a lunch bag at that's and and It was very soon after that where The MS folks were looking at their data still and quickly realizing that. That wasn't accomplishing. What they I thought it was going to? And they realized they had a bigger problem at that point so They started looking into it and it was really on the heels of that space walk when we kicked off all these discussions to to replace the whole cooling system. So that's what was wrong was the cooling system and there's a series of four pumps that are on the two different channels in the cooling system. There and the pumps were having issues Started failing will pretty much one at a time -serily as they would start the new pump. One pump runs at the time and a pump would run for a while and see some issues and eventually three of the four pumps have failed and really the fourth pump is on its last legs. They they run it occasionally. They're able to get science when the pump is running. The system is being cooled So we're hopeful to go and bypass that old system. We cut into the old system and install the new system on top of it and then we'll provide them for new pumps to last them the life of space station. Okay it a lot more science out there still. Yeah that's and that's a kind of a key driver of of this right. I think if I'm not if I'm not mistaken. Ams was designed for a three year lifespan. However it's getting some really valuable science and people recognize that and WanNa continue that so this work is really to extend the life and keep that going right? WanNa keep collecting the data guys job to do that. Pressure no pressure okay so let's get into what's going into the Nitty Gritty of Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. And why it's a bit more complicated so so you start taking off You know you realize there was this issue. Four four years ago the pumps aren't working. Okay where do we start. What is wrong? How we're GONNA fix this thing? What were some of the first things you were doing? Yeah I we gathered the team. You know we got the FDA experts brand was a part of the blanket install so he came on board and of course the MS Project Office that built and designed was in support of that whole side of things to get launched on the shuttle. We brought in safety and Tools engineers that built tools in the past. And I'm real familiar with and we just started started brainstorming with that team and really looking at the wooden mock-up a very vague structure that we had Amazon and a lot of powerpoint presentations and things was just start brainstorming ideas. And how we were going to go about. What is it we needed to do? And then how we would approach it from an MBA perspective that's interesting what is the TV A va.. Perspective is I guess I'm trying to think of the elements that that would happen. Is what tools do you need. How much time do you need? What angles are going to be the the best? Not only I guess reach what you WanNa reach but then not bump anything along the way. These are all things that you're considering. What can you hold onto? Can't you hold onto. Yeah Okay Okay so I think how we're GONNA get there. Are you approaching the worksite. robotically or they climbing on the hardware. That's next to ams came we install a foot restraint grant somewhere near it to get the crew member to where they need to be so it was much broader than just the EV operations community. They had to bring in robotics and other folks so there was a lot of a lot of people to talk to and then just starting to identify requirements. And how. What was the base tools that we needed to build? And some of the first ones were We have to install handrails we never going to remove all these non captive fasteners. That Brown was talking about that. We brought in to help And then where are these handrails GONNA go. What would be the best location for that crew? Approach this worksite. Okay yeah that's GonNa be one of the top things is actually getting simple. Of course you just go to the worksite. Well worksites already designed for us and we're tested on the ground and launched this time around. We had to do all that work with the hardware on orbit and created. Okay so I guess number one would be access you want you want access to the Msu want ways that you can actually reach what you want to reach so naturally actually handrails would be one of those things and a handrail. I guess is just. It's just something you grab onto an a dozen pull. Anything were affect anything when you're grabbing grabbing onto literary that's number one All the loads underneath it right. You can't stick a handrail on any old piece of hardware. It has to be able to sustain the lows president suited for massive via crew member can impart into that structure below it. So you don't want them ripping the handrail off the side of ems that would be bad so the MS engineers. Here's how to help with that. And Denna fine those locations of where we could put the handrail and then. Brian seem had to go off. And say you know what that's great but we actually need it over in this location. Because that's where the crew is going to be from a worksite perspective and then the tools engineers would go off figure out. Well we see the structure that's available to us. How can we create an interface? The meets all the loading concerns and allows the crew member to be able to handle the item itself. See Right there. That's where it gets super complicated right because you have a need right. Hey Brian you wanna you WanNa your need is I want this handrail to be where it is easiest to actually complete the task but the scientists saying no. It's going to you know break. A A certain piece of equipment is going to is not going to be able to handle the load of the person that's actually putting their whole body weight on that. So where do you find those happy mediums. How do you how do you work with those teams to make.
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"Tear. Brian thank you so much for coming on the podcast today. All Right Tara. Welcome back to the PODCAST. Yes I think it was episode. eighty-three talked about planning for. I'll say with quotes a regular UVA But now you've been actually even at the time. I believe when we were talking about planning for normally the episode eighty three you were working on these spacewalks. That's right it's it's been a long haul here for two years we've been working to develop and design and really trained for these. EPA's it's been it's been a great road that's right now. Your role specifically is what for these particular spacewalks. I am the Space Station Program Project Manager for the MS repair activities. Okay it's a mouthful. I heard a lot of cats and get everybody where they need to be. Hopefully you know we. We set up the requirements way back in the beginning almost four years ago. On how we're GONNA go about doing this Help the team then figure figure out how we're going to get there. Get them the funding to do it and make sure in the end. We've met all requirements and everyone's going to be safe to go off and do their activity. Okay so its defining those requirements and then making short hurting hurting the sheep and nature. Everyone's following along right on time keeping that keeping that timing right okay Brian. Welcome to the podcast thank you. Your role is task. Ask Lead yes. So what do you do task so my job time that. UVA Task Levy as extravehicular operations spacewalks So in general what I'm responsible for is training astronauts either spacewalks and then developing the procedures for the spacewalks. And when we're actually doing them in space I'll be in the mission control. Oh Center in one of the backroom support rooms so the matures are multi. What is it multipurpose Portland? There you go. And he's having you can pull out the actual long form of of a of an acronym. It's pretty impressive. Because there are so many learn stuff every single time we do this podcast but but your job I guess in the back room would be and correct me if I'm wrong to know procedures backwards and forwards. Yeah Yeah so for for normally be as We don't have as long as the lead time We'll probably talk about that later but For these like tear side for years in the making We've gone through all the all the hardware development mint just from the phases of what tools do even need and then okay. We figured out what tools we need. How do we make those usable for somebody in a spacesuit so okay that's kind of where I want to start with this one because Terror like like mention we. We talked about generally planning for a spacewalk and how I wanted to start was comparing that comparing what we would say as just a normal space walk. Let's take for example. The battery spacewalks that. We have going on right now which we've done in the past. We have the tools And then the differences with with what it takes to plan for these. ASEA's well I think one of the big things is what we consider these different types of EBA's the as you know normal UVA even call it is more of a skills-based training event that the crews go through their given a series of different training activities. And they learn kind of generically how to do EDA. They're able to go on orbit and perform more of these more generic skill sets For the ams Va's these things are rather different than that. We have a lot of specialized tools that were built specifically for. Am Us we incorporate are more generic ev tools roles as well but these specific tools they had to receive a lot of training on and be able to understand the specific tasks that they have to do. Which again are very unique you too? Ams so I think those are the big differences Ryan if you have any other thoughts on that one. So what have you If if you're going through your normal training what does that look like. What is normal via trade? So as Tara said we do a skills based training so for An astronaut that is assigned to fly data space station. They have about a year and a half of a training plan and we have It's about eight neutral. Buoyancy lab runs or they get in the get in the pool and They go through generic tasks so those are focused largely on what we call the critical contingency as or CC's so critical Station systems that if one breaks we have to get outside and fix it. Pretty quickly But again skills-based. So they they focus on generic tools and things like How to get around station Not necessarily how do you put certain tasks together in space walk. But if you're going to practice actus run of any kind of task it's going to be your emergency tasks 'cause they wanNA know if something goes wrong you at least know the basis of how to work with that issue sure and we. We do reserve the last usually about the last two runs of their training flow. Where if we have an idea that may be this? Particular crew is going to do a spacewalk we. We would put that content in there so for a mess we've known for a long time You know these are much different than that skills based so we wanted to get a lot of Specific civic training for the crew. Okay so we'll get into that we'll get into that in a second but I didn't WanNa go through so we talked about training tools. What are the what are the normal tools that they it would be using for the M. S. E. V. as we've got a I wouldn't call them normal holum unique right we? We went through and had to figure figure out what these specific tasks were going to be. So a lot of the unique tools are involved with cutting some stainless steel tubes. Really thin to being that is located on the MS itself. We have to be able to go in and bypass a system. That's there in install a new system in place of it so you have to be able to hook up the stainless steel tubing We don't like to cut things in orbit in a spacesuit you know you're going to generate a sharp edge or maybe some debris so those are considerations we had to take AAC as we went off and design these different tools engineers. You know the smart engineers that had designed tools for a long time had to say. Well this is this is going to be unique place Jason. We're going to be at this work site a unique skill that's going to need to be done. And how can we make it safe for the crew member throughout the process so some new cutting tools. Komo news waging tools and Just some unique. Ev a handrails and things that We didn't have in the past. Have to be installed in this. Okay so like I guess you would say tools for for example. The battery space walks. They're they're not as you know you don't have to do with those sharp edges you it's it's it's It's and like you said Brian. They're learning kind of the basic skills with these tools when they at least I start training to to learn how to do in the in the first place sure so for example when a when a new astronaut comes in and they're first starting their training in the in the pool you know it's learning how to maneuver in the suit so it's not easy just being in the suit But then talking about generic tools one of the most basic tools that we as a tether so everything in space. Ace has to be tethered at all times. Otherwise it floats away. That's not fun especially if it's used so the the crew members have tethers right and they've got a safety tether. They've got others that they use to hold themselves out of work site and then every piece of equipment tethered so imagine drinking your coffee in the morning and having a rope going to it and then you have to move it to another one. It's very time consuming and It can also be You know they they take tennis balls to do hand exercises sizes right forum intensive the suit is pressurized at four point three PSI so anytime you clench your hands make a fist. You're fighting against that pressure. Sure so just. Being outside is physically draining in that regard very true yeah spacewalking one. Attach yourself to all things and attach things to yourself so that you don't want any kind of free floating thing so that's spacewalking one and then spacewalking skills WanNa one get that grip strength Doan. Yeah that's A. That's a good one and some of the other stuff you know you talk about these batteries that were going and right now. The are a little bit more skills based they have these generic E. V. A. Work Sites that were designed for the crew member to be there. They are protected from a safety perspective of being able to withstand crew kicking or bumping that location. Then in theory they're not sharp you know they've been protected from that on the ground And they have handrails in those locations to allow the crew member to stabilize himself in that work site. We don't have any the of that for us so going in and looking at these what we determined to be worksites we had to go make them so that they were able we install handrails and locations where there are none certainly no brackets. Or they weren't locations that were built for an AV handrail to be installed on so the engineers here had to golf design new handrails for an crew member to be able to go and install them so simple things like that. You have to set up the work site. If you're at home working on your car you have to have a workspace workspace for yourself to work in well. We had to often design that on a piece of hardware. That's in space so you only have the drawings that you have on the ground. The recollections elections from the engineers that were the ones that built and designed it in the first place many years ago. And then you go off and do your best effort to figure out. How is this new piece as our hardware that we're going to design fit with the item that's in-space so naturally this is where those four years of planning come in because you're working with something that AH wasn't really meant to be worked on so you have to design a way to work with it And then not only that. But you don't really get to play with it a little bit you have to if the guesswork but I guess educated guess because you said you're looking at drawings you're talking to experts it's just not the real thing right very educated guesswork call it. Yeah for for sure. This is A. This is a sensitive piece of equipment which I think is part of the reason why you're developing the techniques and tools the white. You're that you're doing is because like you said You mentioned agent. There were the part of the battery spacewalks. That they're doing it. You know of crew members can bump up against something. This is not a piece of equipment. You really want to bump up against. So I'm sure you're designing not only tools and but also techniques to really help you deal with that sure so one of the things that we put into a lot of those runs in the pool who'll we also used Argos which you familiar with. Oh yes I was there I got to. I got to check it out. Yeah so we've used Argos To train the crew a lot You know the space who takes up a lot of space just in and of itself and we're trying to get into very small areas is terrorist. said that weren't designed for Va.. There's also things I mean. This is a big particle physics experiments. So there's tons and tons of wires and cables and Some of them were used for ground testing. And they're not that important anymore if we happen up into cut or rip one of those. It's not that big of a deal But there are other ones that are critical to the experiment where if we cut certain gables there's one that we're going to be very close to for a lot of the work that we're doing have nicknamed the order of am ass because it's a main data channel for a lot of the experiment so we've got to be really really careful with that one so I guess a lot of designing this space walk was trying to figure out how this thing works and knowing all the INS and outs of it so that you're cutting the your you're quoting the right wires no particle physics. You somewhat. Yes we had to understand what those pieces and parts. It's our the you know the crew member is going to be interfacing with but that's where you also bring in the experts. We were fortunate that we have the AMS project office here in Houston has worked with the engineers and the physicists over in Europe for a number.
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"Scientists engineers astronauts ought to let you know what's going on in the world of human spaceflight coming up very soon this November twenty twenty nineteen astronauts aboard the International Space Station are set to kick off a unique and difficult set of spacewalks to repair an experiment called the Alpha. Magnetic spectrometer sounds like something straight out of sci-fi right but it's very real and a very complicated piece of equipment the Alpha magnetic spectrometer. Ms Is collecting data from high energy particles and looking for evidence of antimatter. Dark matter in the cosmos which may reveal more about the formation of the universe now with such a complicated particle physics experiment it comes some complicated spacewalks where astronauts get in their space suits and go outside of a spacecraft and in this case for the International Space Station to go through a well thought out and planned land procedures with special tools to fix things so to help bring to light the significance of this experiment and these spacewalks. We're going to dive deep into the story of the AMS MS end this repair and break this into three parts. Science the spacewalks and the tools all with fascinating discussions with the experts that are working on repairing the AMS so last episode. We sat down with Brandon rebel and he walked us through the astrophysics and cosmology of it. All and what this Alpha magnetic spectrometer is all about so today in part two of this three part series we're going to focus on this complicated series of spacewalks with very people who are leading the effort. Tear Yocum and Brian made her Tara era. Is the project manager and Brian is the task lead for this repair mission and they walk us through all of the work. That's been done so far to prepare for these spacewalks and with the teams will be doing to execute these complicated complicated maneuvers. So here we go the history and details behind the Alpha magnetic spectrometer spacewalks with taraoke him and Brian Mater. Enjoy.
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"The Second Guiding Been Journal and by Agnes sequence spence nets to space reporte good thanks for joining us once again for another study I'm doing well thanks how you again Andrew Frayed I'll do is dave usually isn't it always used to the heck yes right gun show character yes now we're GonNa look to talk about today and we've got to double Bunga questions coming up one about the expanding universe and a couple of people asking similar questions about Venus after last week's episodes they will try and solve all their problems we're also look at the first all female space walk in the wake of the passing of the first ever spacewalker Alexi Leeann you've and an update on the last mass extinction sixty six million years ago they think they know for sure almost maybe what one posted we'll focus on that as well but Everett first of all the all female space walk has finally happened no issues with with spicer it's no malfunctions all good and proper and at last it's it's great news US yeah I thought it was rather poignant that this some we celebrate this milestone only a week after we're talking about the passing lane off the very first spacewalker so he I think would be impressed is that for the first time you know there's been a an active spice welcome the International Space Station which was all about actually doing some repairs the outside of the space station but by two women rather than by an author a mixed crew or an old bloke crew which is kind of squaring the way in the days that he was working in space So the two Female Space Wokers Christina Konkan Jessica Miah or Mia they they are respectively an electrical engineer and a scientist Dr Martin has a doctorate in in marine biology which is a love life it wouldn't be too many wiles and dolphins and whatever else up there we'll be able to what you buy find out that but the pose as a marine biologist you can look down on the fastness of earth and really Dan and get a good skype on what you really love to to work with yeah that's right flying at four hundred kilometres on three hundred fifty bows above the oceans would give you a different perspective on marine biology so they this mission was it was actually a Friday last week as we are recording this that mission was to to replace something called the basic day you which is sounds just like a batteries have battery charge discharge unit urgent discharge so basically they use the good night pray and it was on the port six trust structure just to give you your geography of the International Space Station actually right on the on the you know the end of the space station wear one of those huge sets of solar Donald mounted this big sets of solar panels at either end of the trust of the it's also with I evict the spice duties apparently to go somewhere they do that that's right now what what I guess also interesting is the I don't think you and I spoke about this that NASA last week unveil their new space for the next lunar Shen I've actually saying that on instagram people have been posting pictures they look spectacular yeah they do the the new moonwalking suit which is called the axiom you a knock grenade more savvy initials for the exploration extravehicular mobility unit in other words a soup for for astronauts walking on the Moon that is a law better a much improved version of what the Apollo astronauts used in particular the emphasis on the word mobility because they've changed the structure of the suits and change the fabrics and the materials used to give much better mobility around the ankles. the knees and the an actually the shoulders as well so that we won't probably won't say as much when when the next set of astronauts walk on the moon we won't see as much of that money helping that we saw falling I've only fell over pretty well because because itself was not actually very flexible but what what is also interesting about those new spicer's is that they can be made to fit anybody because they're modular in design so you can actually make one the will customize the fix to who I was wearing can you might remember I think it was back in March when we were talking about last talking about an all women space walk the reason why didn't happen was because they didn't have suits of the right size they didn't have to spacesuits the right size for for these two famous cholesterol's it actually it was it was an mcclain who was the who was the one of the participants the other one once again was was Christina Cock but on mclane didn't couldn't make the space walk because they didn't have a medium suit their full her so that's a problem will will be fixed with the new moonwalking civics which can be made any the length into a little bit of sideline knowledge she probably wouldn't aware of Fred after the astronauts came back from the moon they all became champion sacrifices because technique developed in one sixth gravity issue I'm sure it was at it's interesting talking about suits and developing a suit around for moonwalking does that bicycling main that they're gonNA have to develop a different suit for every different environment that the astronauts will ultimately face and if and when we eventually walk on is the moon suit may not be owner right for that environment that's absolutely right will be quite a different construction I think from ours that the environment is different in the sense first of all you've got an atmosphere there even though the pressure it's very low it's it's a enough different from the vacuum on the moon that you you you would construct it differently and of course that means you've also got to have that will survive the wind will survive the particles of fine dust being blown around by the None of that happens on the moon so yeah we'll be a different and in fact you know the when Nasser unveiled the new c. called again the X.. Amu suit for food that last week they also unveiled a new suit for a crew to win during during takeoff on reentry because that is an again different kind of suit and I is orange which is just in case you know there's some something untoward happens on the either going up or coming down it means you can find the astronaut very quickly because they are ensued she stands out very very much in the landscaping business on Mazda no that's right we'll be a place to do that you just blend into the background with a different color a bright yellow probably eh now it's fantastic that they've finally and when you have a delay in a situation in space regardless of the phillies like that that all females spacewalk planned but then I had to stop because of the wardrobe malfunction and it took six it's to get it going again it's just not an easy fixes it no that's right and it has to wait for the you know the calendar to be right with the personnel but I think that that also line somewhere along the along the road so any time to ask one question something like how does it feel something anyway that's what happens I mean -cations probably one of the most critical and fred jaw factors of space travel so we witnessed that during the Apollo missions and strategy was quite instrumental in an enabling some of those communications particularly during Apollo eleven so yeah it's it's fascinating the way it all comes together but yes we should again congratulate the astronauts Jessica and Cristina for the wonderful historic moment and something they'll probably never forget they won't did you do what did you do oh I replaced a battery charge discharge unit now it was parts need to be space nuts it's good to see Al Youtube numbers ever expanding almost halfway to one thousand which he's a little secret just subscribe and if you don't WanNA listen.
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"Yes and then it was cancelled NASA says the first spacewalk featuring two women astronauts will not happen as scheduled this week basically both astronauts support for this NPR podcast comes from Sierra Nevada brewing company family owned operated and argued over since nineteen eighty proud supporter of independent thought whether that's online over the air or in a battle more Sierra Nevada dot com so I get to interview Christina and Jessica back in September this was before Friday's all female spacewalk was even announced I Jessica had just arrived at the International Space Station and Christina was already up there and let me just say interviewing astronauts in space is honestly a little stressful the logistics are wild stations Houston are you ready for the event they call an hour ahead this time at the ungodly hour of five thirty. AM This is Michigan Houston please call station for a voice check and when they finally get to you the clock is ticking nationals ten minutes to interview to people go I'll get right to apparently dollar busy up there so Jessica I know you to her friends and that you've been training together for years what's it like to finally be up there in space together it's really difficult to describe Christine and I are both in the same class as you mentioned we we started together in two thousand thirteen so it's been six years now and in particular the last couple of years we called ourselves space sisters because we were together really joined at the hip going through all the classes together so we are all smiles up here with this reunion here's the thing with this interview when NASA pitch to us they had a very female forward angle they highlighted stuff like the fact that Christina was going to break this record for the longest female spaceflight and that Jessica would help continue an unbroken chain of women in space and got me thinking how to Christina and Jessica you know the astronauts at the center of all of this fuel about having their accomplishments so closely tied to their gender that is something I've done a lot of thinking in reflecting on and in the end I do think it's important and I think it's important because of the historical nature of what we're doing and then in the past women have always been at the table and it's wonderful contributing to the human spaceflight program at a time when all contributions are being accepted when everyone has a role what about you Jessica how do you feel about it I think Christina gave the perfect answer you know it is really what we're doing now shows all of the work that went in the decades prior all of the women that worked to get us where we are today so it's really nice to see how far that we've come in recent years there's definitely been more and more opportunities for women in space and there's been a lot of progress What do you think still needs to be done to change the field so that it's truly equitable I think anytime you're involved in an industry that sets has such a long lead time for technology advancements to be integrated into that industry there are some legacy things that go on but I don't see any institutional things Change Jessica and I are held to the exact same training standards were treated the same in terms of assignments for various missions on board and I think that's the important part we work together as a team and between us between the crew and our teams on the ground we don't look at gender and we don't see it as a barrier they might not have been thinking about their gender but the rest the world was NASA called it Hashtag her story on twitter invited journalists to watch the all female space walk alongside the head of NASA and even lined up a call with president trump then there was the press conference that morning next question thank you Kenneth Bauer socks Acting head of human exploration at NASA fielded questions from reporters including one from a political reporter about why all female spacewalk had taken so long to which he replied well I mean there are some physical reasons that make it harder sometimes or women's do spacewalks there are it's a little bit like playing in the NBA you know I I'm too short to play in the NBA and sometimes physical characteristics make a difference in certain activities and spacewalks are one of those areas where just how your body is built in shape it makes a difference in how well you can work the sheet so on the day of this historic spacewalk back at NASA the talk was still about what women could physically do remember Ellen Sto fan from the beginning former chief scientists at NASA she says the main problem isn't women's bodies it's the suit if you're a small person has put in a suit that's too large for you you are going to have a hard time getting the job done if you're put in a suit that fits you any woman is equally as capable of getting the job done and can you talk to me a little bit about some of the challenges that women have faced when it comes to using equipment in general in space well when you think of how equipment is designed tends to be designed frankly by men for men and so in that sense tools are designed for larger hands suits are designed for larger bodies that are maybe organized slightly differently and so in general women are put into men's equipment and it turns out you know sex and gender do actually matter and so when you think of like okay if you're going to put a space Sudan can you put a generic space it on or do you actually have to worry about the differences between men and women and of course the answer is you do have to worry about those differences and if you don't can actually hinder women from getting the job done but if you talk with Dr Catherine Sullivan the first American woman to spacewalk she argues the suits weren't made with any under in mind the suit was not optimized to gender at all it was a design that was supposed to be able to fit any human being from very slight framed woman to a larger man it fails do that and it fails disproportionately on the smaller end but that's not because someone decided to not bother too much with the women regardless of who the suits were designed for in two thousand three NASA found that zero male astronauts had been limited by suit size but about one third of the women had give you an idea of WHO's actually doing the spacewalking here's the data one hundred thirty eight Americans have space walked only fourteen of those Americans were win when I asked Allen if she thought NASA suits were exclusionary in practice yes it obviously is because if you if you have equipment that excludes women requirement that excludes women and so so the result of it is you you know if you think that's a problem you need to diversify you know you need to work on the equipment to improve it and in Nasr's defense they have they have known this and understood this but it's something they have not had the funds to actually fix this and they been saying this all along if they had more resources they would be able they want a next generation spacesuit they the ball at the moment you know I'm also wondering if you want to mind reacting the so Ken Bauer socks also went on to say that we've also brought women into the cruise use of their brains right they come in they bring different skills they think things different ways and by using their brains they can overcome a lot of those physical challenges interesting you know obviously diverse teams perform better than non diverse teams and that has been shown and and so when you have a team that has people who have different backgrounds different points of view different ethnicity different I think you do get a much better team yeah let's talk about that diversity little bit so I was curious about some of the diversity demographics for astronauts and you know fourteen American women have space walked and according to a NASA public affairs person I talked to yesterday only one of them I'm was a woman of color and zero black women have space walked what's your reaction to that data you know I think it's a slow process this process of chain uh of diversifying who gets to go to space then you know I think for many of us here on the ground we would like to see that change more Kley are you surprised by those numbers at all I am yeah they're much lower than I would have hoped they would be you obviously spent a lot of time at ness and what do you think NASA in the field still needs to do so that it does truly become equitable you still fan doesn't feel like it's her place to tell NASA how to deal.
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"All female spacewalk over a spacesuit size issue. Astronaut and McLean was supposed to float out of the international space station with Christina cook. But McLean pulled herself from the lineup because there's not enough time to get to medium, suits, ready. So cook will go out with a male crew mate? Instead a NASA spokeswoman says McLean trained in both medium and large spacesuits. She wore a medium for last Friday space walk and was supposed to switch to a large this week. But decided to large would be too big and fifty four years of spacewalking women have only gone outside with men. That's because men have always outnumbered. Women in space. Number of dead from the devastating cyclone in Mozambique has now topped four hundred sixty and does AP's Charles de LA desma reports another one point eight million people are in need of urgent help. Those big president says estimated that around one thousand people may have died in the flood hit nation. How the emergency responders say the toll could be higher flood waters drain away and reveal more bodies other sphere. The actual number of dead may never be known. Meanwhile, medical charity Doctors Without Borders on the ground in the stricken city of Beira report. The people are drinking from contaminated wells, the group says it seen hundreds of cases of acute watery diarrhea in the past few days. I'm charlesetta desma. Healthcare is again, a focus in Washington AP, Washington. Correspondent saga megani? Says both parties are claiming the mantle the Trump administration now wants to scrap the entire Obama healthcare law, and that's giving Nancy Pelosi Democrats an opening to accuse GOP of tried to hurt Americans. People could die. She and other democratic leaders are eager to focus on healthcare after the special counsel investigation. So too are the president and the GOP the Republican party.
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"What was billed as the first all female space. Walk will not happen as planned on Friday. Nasa says it doesn't have enough space suits in the right size ready for both women to maneuver safely and comfortably outside the international space station. NPR's? Nell greenfieldboyce is here to explain how this highly anticipated. What can he foiled, but a space suit, welcome? Hello are get this. Nasa has been touting this historic all women spacewalk for a while. Now, how can it not have the right size suit? So on earth astronaut, Ann McLean trained in both a large and medium hard poor so spacesuit, but in space, she decided she liked medium best. That's what she wore for her. First spacewalk last week. The trouble is her female colleague up there, Christina cook. Also wears a medium and the station does not have to mediums that are ready to go only one of them has been prepped and maintained and so nasty decided that a male colleague who can wear the large. That's available. We'll go spacewalking on Friday instead of McLean. Why can't they just prep another medium-sized suit? Well, the thing about space says the word suit makes you think that it's like clothing like on a hanger grabbed that one out of the closet. Exactly, it's not like that at all. It's like a human shaped spaceship. And if you think about it that way, you can understand that there's all kinds of life support systems. I mean, this thing is all that stands between you and certain death in the vacuum of space. You gotta get it. Right. And so it cannot be just sort of thrown on. It's got to be carefully prepared. And it's not going to happen for her before Friday, but she will get another chance in April. Although that will not be an all female spacewalk either. I mean, this is really too bad because not that many women have gone spacewalking ever rate. Yeah. So NASA said that last week when an McLean went. She was the thirteenth woman to go spacewalking, and that compares to like two hundred men and part of it is just because American women didn't fly in space until the early nineteen eighties. But also Nastase just had fewer women in the astronaut corps. Then again, the suits have been an issue. What do you mean? How? So the available sizes are medium, large and extra large and way back when NASA was working on a small size. And eventually they killed it for budgetary reasons and this disproportionately affected women because women tended to be the ones on the smaller side. In fact, when NASA did an analysis of this in two thousand and three they found that none of the men were limited by space, suits. But a third of the women had no chance of ever spacewalking simply because they did not fit into a suit. Wow. And you can imagine that some women were kind of annoyed about this because spacewalking is one of the most prestigious things you can do as an astronaut now I asked NASA about this today. I said are there any astronauts that would be unable to spacewalk because they don't have a suit, and they said all of the active astronauts do fit into the existing sizes that said if they're not prepped and ready to go, you know, they're not going to be able to spacewalk so. At least this astronaut will get.
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"So anyone's ever gone skiing in something simple as getting out your wallet to get a credit card is really tough to do that kind of thing and ski gloves so working in in the immu, very similar. You know, the the Extravehicular mobility unit there. Yes, in no, I even even myself I have done that so many times, right? You have it in your jacket. Your ski Jackie you, pull it out and your ski gloves. You're trying to buy something at the at the stand. But you just can't get it out. So what do you do you take off your gloves and just deal with the cold for a little bit? Not something that you can do in space. Right. Exactly. Definitely not. But you're talking about you said EV require. Just whenever whenever you're doing something that needs to be done on the outside it needs to be designed specifically so that people can interact with it and not just the equipment themselves. But also the tools that you're they're using too. Right. Absolutely. We've got a kind of a generic set of tools just like you'd have in your garage, the going to go off and be able to work on different things. So the hardware then is designed to be able to work with that generic set of tools that we already have if there's a specific task that we have to go off and design and build a new tool for we can do that. But we kind of like to stay within our tool chest of items that we already have because the crew already knows how to use those tools they've been trained a lot with that. And can go up and do the on orbit. We've really would prefer to not go EV. Right. We prefer hardware to be designed. So that it doesn't require VA to go out there and change things out robotically or just stay outside on station and not have to go be worked with. But there are those cases where we do it requires VA to go off and do something with that piece of hardware. The car were driving's getting old it's been on orbit for a long time. And so now we're starting to see that. Maintenance time period come up, and we go out, and, you know, fix things maybe have some issues or go install new science payloads for, you know, new science to get completed on space station. So there's a lot of neat stuff that EV gets to be involved with. Yeah. Not just kind of maintaining, but also, you know, that the new installing payloads I know just not too long ago at the time at this recording on a Russian space walk. They installed an experiment that was like an animal tracking sort of GPS thing on the outside, and that can actually look at animals tagged on the earth with with GPS league little receivers, it was it was pretty cool to actually research and read about, but like you said, we're we're in this period of of maintenance right now when we're talking spacewalk spacewalks mainly well exclusively now on the international space station, but spacewalking itself is just going outside of a vehicle like you said are so even space walk. Walking that was the like the moon landing someone getting out into space that was spacewalking right required..
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"Random marty says that prove this show the british show at all but if you are the red gone party you just at a moments of them busy back to his three evil empire hit all still exists yes it does you know i i just had his brought up to the and it's true and i want to let everybody know that this is this is the perfect way to prove that the red don party has been set up at southend okay uh okay here's the here's your your is little secret whenever you on secret you know the astronauts yeah our american astronauts have to blast off to go to the space station in russia over and did you know that the russians send up rockets with food on them so they can feed our astronauts as well as their astronauts to work on the space station's you know in in another in battle area there are sworn enemy has decided that they want to help okay russ cosmos back in 2017 signed a joint statement on research at exploring deepspace space with nasa so they are space station partners and they're working together with our astronauts so they can bring food and other things even sending astronauts in the space because they want to expand the human presence in the solar system so yeah we can all be fighting down here as to whether or not the red don parties right and went up russia's colluding with our president while down at the astronauts were colluding with russia holy cow i guess none of them could be eligible to run for president now because they've including with russia the whole time our space exploration is in collusion with russia red don party perish the thought grow up this is this is 2018 for crying out loud.