American astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Robert Benken, who flew to the ISS on the Crew Dragon, will soon be in space. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the words of a representative of NASA.
“The first two exits of Cassidy and Benken to replace the batteries are scheduled for June 26 and July 1,” the source said.
In 2020, American astronauts have already made trips to outer space three times.
Earlier, the Japanese HTV-9 cargo ship delivered new batteries for the power supply system to the ISS American segment in late spring 2020.
Now on the ISS, in addition to Cassidy and Benken, there are Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, as well as American Douglas Hurley.
The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the ISS took place on May 30, 2020. For the first time since 2011, NASA astronauts flew to the international space station on a US spaceship, and not on the Russian Soyuz.