Astronauts Drew Morgan (NASA) and Luca Parmitano (ESA) will perform an extravehicular activity (EVA) to complete repairs to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2 instrument.
Both astronauts launched aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-13 in July 2019. Morgan is aboard the International Space Station for the first time while Parmitano, the current commander of Expedition 61, already spent 4 months on the ISS in 2013.
This will be the third and Parmitano's last EVA of 2020 (Luca Parmitano will be coming back to Earth on February 6).
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in November 2000. It has been inhabited continuously since that date. The last pressurised module was fitted in 2011, and an experimental inflatable space habitat was added ...