David Saint-Jacques completes first spacewalk | CBC Kids News

David Saint-Jacques completes first spacewalk | CBC Kids News


♪ ♪ [indistinct
radio conversation] ♪ ♪ Woman: Well, David,
the good news is that we can see it in– one of the station cameras,
so we’ve got an eye on ya. Okay, copy that, David. You’re going to wait ’til Anne
gets to the work site. So stand by. Anne: And now, what we’re doing,
is we’re kind of — a force up on
the panel a little bit. David is trying
different caulkings– This thing’s pretty stuck. Woman: We can help you out, and we see the hard work that
you’re putting in. Stand by.
We’re talking on the ground. Woman: There’s a view
of the quest airlock. David Saint-Jacques
is inside right now, retrieving some
jumper cables. You can see the earth a
little bit in the background as the space station
is coming up just off the west coast of Ecuador. We are continuing to answer
#askNASA questions, and this one comes from
Miss Sipple’s class. Her students in grade 6
want to know how the international space
station receives power. The space– the space station is
totally powered by the sun, and you can sometimes see those
big solar arrays that capture the sun’s light. It uses the sun’s power and
stores that in the batteries which we were replacing
earlier today. That’s through the help of the battery charge
and discharge unit. When the station
is in the sunlight, it stores the power, and when the station
is in darkness, it discharges the power
through the batteries, which then power
the space station. We’ve got a view right here of Canadian Space Agency
Astronaut, David Saint-Jacques, heading back towards
the air lock to wrap up his
first space walk. You can see David Saint-Jacques
has made it back to the quest air lock. He will remain inside the crew
portion of the air lock while Anne McClain
continues routing that wireless Ethernet cable. [radio chatter] ♪ ♪ [radio chatter] Woman: Copy. David, if you could
hang out for a few minutes, Anne should be done shortly. ♪ ♪ Woman: Anne McClain
has now arrived back to the hatch on the
quest air lock. Woman: Just a reminder. Recall that you connected David’s safety
tether to the — ring. So when you release, be sure to
release his, and not yours. ♪ ♪ Anne: Thank you. ♪ ♪ Houston, this is station.
I’m ready. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [speaking French] [David speaking French] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

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