ESA title
Science & Exploration

Challenging EVA's for Luca

Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2019 | 05:00 - 05:30 GMT | 06:00 - 06:30 CET

Replay: Thu, Nov 14, 2019 | 18:00 - 18:30 GMT | 19:00 - 19:30 CET

Type: ESA TV Exchange

On 20th July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he will participate in several spacewalks (EVA) to repair the dark matter hunter Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS-02. Attached to the station during the STS-134 shuttle mission in May 2011, AMS was never designed to be maintained in orbit. Luca has trained extensively for this challenging task, which will involve complicated techniques and the use of specially-designed tools.


This A&B Roll recalls Luca Parmitano's preparations to repair AMS at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA with interviews in English, Italian and French.

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