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NASA astronauts will install a new dock to the International Space Station this Friday

Submitted by The Verge on August 16, 2016 - 9:11am

After being cooped up inside the International Space Station for many weeks and months, respectively, NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams will get to stretch their legs during a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk this Friday. The outing won’t be a leisurely stroll through space, though. Rubins and Williams will spend all their time installing a new international docking adapter — or IDA — to the outside of the ISS. NASA plans to live stream the whole thing starting at 6:30AM ET.

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