What’s up with @Astro_Luca on the ISS this week? June 30 – July 6 Spacewalk Prep [photos]

Every week on the International Space Station there is so much going on between science experiments, repairs and the day to day life of living in space. It can be challenging to decide what to focus on. But for this past week one thing has been a main focus for Luca Parmitano and his crew mates. The upcoming spacewalk schedule for tomorrow July 9 starting at 6am CST.

I decided to share a set of photos that Luca shared this last week for my weekly update. You can see through Luca’s photos and captions some of the work involved in getting ready for a space walk. Luca will be taking his first steps every outside of the space station so you can imagine what an exciting and exhilarating time this is for him. To read more about the spacewalk and the mission around this important event you can read this post on the Volare Mission blog that the European Space Agency (ESA) writes. Also read about Luca’s own reflections on this momentous occasion here. This blog post is worth reading, it’s very reflective of what it’s like to look at earth from space.

Want to watch the space walk. You can right here on my blog. Click here and watch tomorrow live! And don’t forget #AskLuca which will be out early (usually posted on Wednesday but due to spacewalk and questions related I will be posting early). Check it out soon for updates on my spacewalk #AskLuca edition!

"A view of the back of the Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“A view of the back of the Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"EMU suit fit check: lower torso assembly is on." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“EMU suit fit check: lower torso assembly is on.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"EMU suit fit check: suit donned." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“EMU suit fit check: suit donned.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

 

"EMU suit fit check: donning the helmet." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“EMU suit fit check: donning the helmet.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"EMU suit fit check: suit is pressurized." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“EMU suit fit check: suit is pressurized.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Thinking about the actual EVA." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Thinking about the actual EVA.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"It’s important to know every detail of an ‎EVA." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“It’s important to know every detail of an ‎EVA.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Checking the EVA SAFER system." Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Checking the EVA SAFER system.” Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

 

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