Astronauts in spacewalk for new batteries
ASTRONAUTS have taken another spacewalk to plug in new and better batteries outside the International Space Station.
It is the same type of job that was conductedeight days ago 250 miles above Earth.
Commander Shane Kimbrough was joined this time by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.
Mr Pesquet, a rookie astronaut, became France’s first spacewalker in 15 years.
He called it “a big day”, and tweeted: “Better bring our A-game to be safe & efficient.”
Their main objective was to wire up three lithium-ion batteries, the latest in space tech, adding to the three connected last week.
Just like before, the station’s robotic handyman saved the spacewalkers time by removing the decade-old nickel-hydrogen batteries in advance.