This week’s episode of NASA’s Space to Ground weekly reports on activities related to the International Space Station:
** First All-Woman Spacewalk
On Oct 18, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch performed the first all-woman spacewalk. Koch & Meir replaced a faulty battery charge/discharge unit that failed to activate after a previous spacewalk. This was the fourth spacewalk for Christina Koch and the first for Jessica Meir.
** Scientific Investigations Set for Space on Northrop Grumman CRS-12: Radiation Protection, Rover Control, and More Headed to Space Station | NASA
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft scheduled to liftoff in early November will carry supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station. The investigations making the trip range from research into human control of robotics in space to reprocessing materials for 3D printing.