Astronauts take first steps into space

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Published on March 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

Astronauts take first steps into space

NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague began their first ever spacewalks on Friday, venturing outside the International Space Station to replace old batteries and upgrade the space station's power system.

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Astronauts take first steps into space

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague venture outside the International Space Station on Friday to replace old batteries and upgrade the space station's power system by replacing the nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries.

This will be the first spacewalk for both of these astronauts and it's the first of three spacewalks scheduled for the next three weeks.

Friday's spacewalk is expected to last six and half hours.

In a week, the second spacewalk will include McClain and NASA astronaut Christina Koch, which will the the first ever all-female spacewalk.

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