extravehicular activity

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extravehicular activity

(eks-tră-vi-hik -yŭ-ler) See EVA.

extravehicular activity

[¦ek·strə·və′hik·yə·lər ak′tiv·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
Activity conducted outside a spacecraft during space flight.
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This LEE was replaced during an Expedition 53 spacewalk in October 2017, and will be returned to Earth to be refurbished and returned to the orbiting laboratory as a spare.
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NASA has reported plans to televise the spacewalks of Expedition 50 astronauts on January 6 and 13, 2017 as they venture outside the international space station to perform a complex upgrade to the orbital outpost's power system, the agency said.
Tim Peake (right), the first Briton to walk in space, seen from the helmet camera of Corporal Tim Kopra, as they |undertake a spacewalk to help repair a broken power unit at the International Space Station
When asked what message he would send his son during the spacewalk, Nigel said: "I'd simply say 'Great job'.
1965 Russian cosmonaut Alexy Leonov conducts the first ever spacewalk, leaving his capsule for 12min 9secs
The goal for Friday's spacewalk was to complete the final repairs to a system that broke down about three years ago, by restoring the external ammonia cooling system to its original configuration, the space agency said.
astronaut Charles Bolden, NASA Deputy Administrator and spacesuit designer Dava Newman, as well as other astronauts, engineers, technicians, managers and luminaries of spacewalk history.
He is known for having performed ten spacewalks so far in his career, presently holding the second longest all-time EVA duration record and having the longest spaceflight of any American at the length of 215 days; this time was spent on board the ISS from September 18, 2006 to April 21, 2007.
If Mastracchio and Hopkins keep up the quick work, two spacewalks will be enough to complete the installation of a spare pump and a third spacewalk will not be needed on Christmas Day as originally anticipated.
A Russian spacecraft brought three astronauts and the Olympic torch back to Earth on Monday after the torch was taken on its first spacewalk in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Vinogradov conducted one spacewalk, bringing his career total to seven spacewalks with an accumulated time of 38 hours, 25 minutes.