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Two astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (August 21) to install a new docking port — marking the fifth spacewalk of the year amid a busy month aboard the station.
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan will exit from the Quest airlock around 8:20 a.m. EDT (12:30 GMT) to begin their 6.5-hour planned spacewalk. You can watch the spacewalk live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, or directly from NASA's livestream here.
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The pair will install the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3) to Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 on the space-facing side of the station’s Harmony module. IDA-3 will serve as a second docking port at the space station in order to accomodate incoming commercial crew spacecraft Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon.
Hague already has two spacewalks under his space belt, where he assisted in battery replacements, while this will be Morgan's first time venturing outside the space station.
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