Watch NASA astronauts install a dock adapter on the ISS during spacewalk

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan are walking outside the International Space Station on Aug. 21

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan are walking outside the International Space Station on Aug. 21

Hague and Morgan are installing the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3) to Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 on the Harmony module's space-facing side.

That means regular maintenance, and right now a pair of NASA astronauts are floating around outside the ISS, performing a number of key tasks, including the installation of a new docking port adapter that will make the space station compatible with new commercial spacecraft. Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan began their walk at 8:27 a.m. EDT after switching their spacesuits to battery power.

The docking adapter will reportedly cost $22.5 million. These are two commercial crew spacecraft that are expected to arrive at the space station later this year.

The spacewalk is also an important milestone for each astronaut: This is Hague's third spacewalk and today marks the first time Morgan is walking outside the orbiting laboratory.

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