Though we all have differences, there’s one commonality that has prevailed for all of humanity: we are all floating on a rock, flying through outer space at over a million miles an hour.
Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology in the past century, we can observe much more of the universe than we ever thought possible.
The scale and sheer size of the universe make it impossible to truly learn everything, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
Here's what's happening in space this week.
Two cosmonauts will complete a spacewalk 250 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station Thursday, June 22, and you can watch it live.
NASA plans to stream live coverage of the spacewalk conducted by two Expedition 69 Roscosmos cosmonauts, Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin.
A 'cosmonaut' is a person trained and certified by the Russian Space Agency, while an 'astronaut' is trained by NASA.
This will be the duo's fifth spacewalk together, and it is set to last for seven hours. Their objective is to replace science and communication hardware aboard b the ISS and survey the condition of the Zvezda service module.
Live coverage of the event will began at 8:45 a.m. CDT, and can be viewed here on KRLD.com or on NASA's website. The pair of cosmonauts is scheduled to exit the Poisk airlock at about 9:20 a.m. CDT.
Prokopyev will wear the Orlan spacesuit with red stripes, and Petelin will wear the spacesuit with blue stripes.
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