Close Recap: NASA astronauts step out of the International Space Station to change batteries, Commander lost a mirror in space

NASA astronauts from historic Launch America event step out for the first time from ISS and loses a mirror in the incident

NASA recently saw two astronauts step into the blank space of our universe in order to check the essential components of the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Bob Behnken and commander Chris Cassidy stepped out of the Space Station to check batteries and replace them if necessary. While doing this something out of the ordinary took place.

Space junk is a big concern for people nowadays. The space organization always tries to keep the same at an all-time minimal. However, a silly mishap took place today while trying to retrieve the nickel-hydrogen batteries from the ISS. Commander Chris Cassidy says an astronaut who went out for a spacewalk lost a mirror as soon as he stepped out of the ISS for battery work.

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NASA Astronaut loses mirror in space

According to the observation, the mirror was traveling with a speed of almost 1 foot per second. The mirror is now a part of space junk. Flight commander Chris Cassidy believes it poses no threat to the spacewalk or the space station in general. However, it is an object of glass floating in a vacuum.

In unusual cases, it may cause damage to astronauts going out for a spacewalk. Sometimes these floating junk and other particles enter air pressure vents and cause huge problems for everyone. However, thankfully it will not cause any problems for the ISS, and all the people on board it. This entire operation was based to replace the old batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries that arrived from a Japanese cargo ship last month. You can watch the spacewalk on NASA TV and on the agency’s website live.

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This is the first time these astronauts went out of the space station after docking there last month during the historic “Launch America” event. Overall, the entire mission was a success today, and that day. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.

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