NASA astronauts fix 'new eyes' to International Space Station, why?

Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei successfully completed two spacewalks in just five days.

NASA astronauts, Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei, completed their spacewalk on October 10 and successfully installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station. This was the second spacewalk, out of the scheduled three, in just five days by the NASA astronauts. These spacewalks are conducted to repair the International Space Station.

As per a report by Agence France-Presse, NASA spokesman Rob Navias stated that installing new video camera equipment at the orbiting outpost is like giving it "new eyes." The previous camera, which has now been replaced, had aged. Another camera outside the space station, nicknamed "Old Yeller", due to its yellow hues, is scheduled to be replaced by the said astronauts during the next spacewalk on October 18.

The latest spacewalk was 6 hours and 26 minutes long and the astronauts completed it at 2:22 p.m. EDT on October 10, stated NASA.

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During the previous spacewalk, which took place on October 5, astronauts Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei successfully replaced one of the two Latching End Effectors (LEE), on the station's robotic arm Canadarm2. Along with replacing the camera, during the latest spacewalk, the astronauts also lubricated these components, which they had installed in the first spacewalk, informed NASA.

As per the space agency, the last of the scheduled three spacewalks will take place on October 18.