ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet (left) and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough (right) testing their spacesuit gear for a spacewalk on 13 January 2017 to upgrade the International Space Station's power supply. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson helped the duo into their suits.
Thomas and Shane’s spacewalk is the second to work on the batteries. Peggy and Shane spent six hours and 32 minutes outside installing adapter plates and connecting three of the six new batteries on Friday 6 January.
Thomas practised this spacewalk for months on Earth at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, USA, and has spent the last few weeks in space working intensively to prepare the spacesuits and tools for the sortie.