Feature

WATCH: NASA's broadcast of two I.S.S. cosmonauts taking a rare spacewalk

Take a break. You deserve it

If you, like many people, could use a temporary breather from the happenings here on Planet Earth's surface, NASA is broadcasting a live video feed of two Russian cosmonauts making repairs outside of the International Space Station. 

At 10:30 a.m. EDT, Pavel Vinogradov and Roman Romanenko opened the airlocks and stepped out into zero gravity to get to work. Their first task will be to install a new module that will study plasma waves and how they affect weather in Earth's ionosphere. But that's just the beginning:

[Then] they will retrieve the Biorisk experiment, which studied the effect of microbes on spacecraft structures. If time permits, they also will retrieve one section of the Vinoslivost experiment, which exposed materials samples to space.

While at the far end of Zvezda, Vinogradov and Romanenko will replace a faulty retro-reflector device, one of a suite of navigational aids that will provide assistance to the European Space Agency's Albert Einstein Automated Transfer Vehicle 4 cargo ship during its final approach for an automated docking to the space station in June. [NASA]

Read more about their busy day ahead over here.

Recommended

78 arrested for blocking traffic in last day of D.C. fossil-fuel protests
D.C. fossil fuel protest
Climate Activism

78 arrested for blocking traffic in last day of D.C. fossil-fuel protests

Joe Manchin reportedly killed Biden clean-energy proposal
Joe Manchin
Reconcile This!

Joe Manchin reportedly killed Biden clean-energy proposal

Why the FDA panel's booster greenlight was actually a 'bad meeting' for Johnson & Johnson
johnson & johnson vaccine
Speed Reads

Why the FDA panel's booster greenlight was actually a 'bad meeting' for Johnson & Johnson

La Niña has arrived, will likely stick around through early 2022
A man with an umbrella walks in the rain.
weather watch

La Niña has arrived, will likely stick around through early 2022

Most Popular

The American 'Great Resignation' by the numbers
Help wanted sign
Help Wanted

The American 'Great Resignation' by the numbers

Madonna makes Jimmy Fallon sweat, remove coat in 'disturbed' interview
Jimmy Fallon and Madonna
'Life is not just about interviewing kitties'

Madonna makes Jimmy Fallon sweat, remove coat in 'disturbed' interview

Queen expresses irritation with world leaders talk but 'don't do' on climate change
Queen Elizabeth II
God Save the Green

Queen expresses irritation with world leaders talk but 'don't do' on climate change