How to watch NASA’s first spacewalk of 2024

NASA is gearing up for its first spacewalk of 2024, set to take place on Thursday, June 13, and you can catch all the action live. Astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Matt Dominick will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) to tackle some crucial tasks.

Dyson and Dominick will exit the ISS via the Quest airlock to remove a faulty electronics box, known as a radio frequency group, from a communications antenna on the starboard truss of the ISS. This is a vital task to ensure the continued smooth operation of the station’s communication systems.

But that’s not all. The duo will also collect microorganisms from the exterior of the ISS. This research aims to help scientists understand how microorganisms survive and reproduce in the harsh conditions of space.

Astronaut Profiles

  • Tracy C. Dyson: This will be Dyson’s fourth spacewalk. She arrived at the ISS in March aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
  • Matt Dominick: Dominick will be making his spacewalk debut. He also arrived at the ISS in March but via a SpaceX Crew Dragon as part of Crew-8.

How to watch NASA’s first spacewalk of 2024

  • Coverage Start Time: 6:30 a.m. ET
  • Spacewalk Start Time: Around 8 a.m. ET
  • Duration: Approximately six-and-a-half hours

You can watch the entire spacewalk live on multiple platforms:

  • NASA+
  • NASA Television
  • NASA app
  • NASA’s YouTube channel
  • NASA’s website

 

Identifying the Astronauts

  • Dyson: Red stripes on her suit.
  • Dominick: Unmarked suit.

Multiple cameras will follow Dyson and Dominick during their mission, providing various angles of their activities. You’ll also hear live audio communications between the astronauts and Mission Control, with NASA providing commentary to explain the ongoing tasks.

This is the first of three planned NASA spacewalks over the next few weeks. The other two are scheduled for June 24 and July 2. There was also a spacewalk in April conducted by two cosmonauts, overseen by Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness space exploration in real-time and gain insight into the essential maintenance and research activities that keep the ISS operational and advance our understanding of living in space.