Science

Watch now: NASA livestreaming a six-hour spacewalk from the International Space Station

I’m still pretty amazed that, as I go about my mundane daily routine, there will be two men performing a spacewalk from a football field-sized space station.

What’s even cooler is that NASA has decided to livestream the whole six-hour experience, which you can check out on the Ustream feed we’ve embedded below.

The spacewalk will be performed by Russian flight engineers Pavel Vinogradov and Roman Romanenko, who are with installing components for a project that will allow us to study plasma waves and the effect of space weather on Earth’s ionosphere. The project itself is called Obstanovka, which is Russian for environment. The cosmonauts will also be retrieving data from an earlier experiment that studied the effects of microbes living on a space station structure.

NASA said this is the first of six tentative spacewalks planned by Russia this year, while the U.S. is scheduled for two additional spacewalks in July.

Image via NASA