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Two Astronauts are Literally Walking in Space Right Now, Watch it Here Live

epa04383191 A handout picture made available by NASA on 04 September 2014 shows a view of Earth taken by NASA astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman of the US from the International Space Station (ISS) on space, 02 September 2014. The Expedition 40 crew has been busy on the ISS performing health checks and humanoid robot upgrades. A trio of orbital residents is packing up gear as they prepare to return home in less than two weeks. Commander Steve Swanson powered down and stowed Robonaut 2 after wrapping up its mobility upgrades this week. He installed new legs on the humanoid robot including external and internal gear as well as cables. This sets the stage for more upgrades in the fall before Robonaut takes its first steps as an assistant crew member. Robonaut was designed to enhance crew productivity and safety while also aiding people on Earth with physical disabilities.  EPA/NASA/REID WISEMAN  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

On Friday, two astronauts will “walk” outside of the International Space Station in order to install what NASA has called a new “parking spot” on the space lab. And of course, this is NASA, so you can watch the whole thing live:

NASA’s Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins will be installing a new docking mechanism. The system called “The International Docking Adaptor,” is going to allow commercial spacecraft carrying astronauts to come into port at the Space Station.

Like I mentioned, it’s basically a parking spot for other astronauts.

Watch Williams and Rubin make history up top.


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