Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques successfully completes spacewalk

Accompanied by NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques successfully completed a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

The pair relocated a battery adapter plate and connected electrical cables, establishing an alternate path of power to the Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2.

The astronauts also upgraded the Station’s wireless communications system and installed structural equipment in preparation for an external science platform.

After donning their spacesuits, Saint-Jacques and McClain ventured outside the airlock at 7:31 a.m. ET as the Station passed over Chile. They concluded their spacewalk and returned inside the orbiting laboratory at 2:00 p.m. ET.

It was the 216th spacewalk in the history of the ISS. Prior to Saint-Jacques, the last CSA astronaut to participate in a spacewalk was Dave Williams on , during Mission STS-118.

A recording of the spacewalk is available on the Canadian Space Agency’s YouTube channel.

Photo: Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques successfully completes spacewalk. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA)

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