It’s a big day for Canada! Just after 9am, Quebec astronaut David Saint-Jacques will become the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk in 12 years when he embarks on a planned seven-hour trip outside the International Space Station. The mission involves several tasks, including relocating a battery adaptor plate, upgrading the station’s wireless communication system and connecting jumper cables along the midpoint of the station’s main truss to give Canadarm2 an alternative power source. Saint-Jacques will be supported by Canadian Space Agency robotics flight controllers.
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Three different days on the station. Pic 1: Astronaut David Saint-Jacques prepares U.S. spacesuits in March for the April spacewalks. Pic 2: The sun’s glint radiates off Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Pic 3: Russia’s Soyuz MS-12 crew ship is docked to the station’s Rassvet module. #nasa #roscosmos #csa #jaxa #esa #unitedstates #russia #canada #japan #europe #astronaut #international #space #station #earth