In the future, heading out into space, strapping on a space suit and walking weightless through the infinite expanse of space will be simply a matter of plunking down the money required to get a ticket (at least, it will be if Elon Musk has anything to say about it). In the meantime, however, you can experience the vicarious thrill of a space walk thanks to some help from NASA. You might not be able to travel their physically, but on September 1, the US space agency will give you an opportunity to glance at the future of travel when they live stream a space walk outside the International Space Station.
Beginning at 6:30 a.m. EST, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins will step outside the ISS in order to complete a few chores around the house. The duo will remove a thermal radiator, tighten some struts around a solar array joint, and then cap things off by installing the first of the ISS’s planned series of “enhanced high-definition television cameras that will be used to monitor activities outside the station, including the comings and goings of visiting cargo and crew vehicles.”
This will mark the second space walk performed at the International within the last two weeks, and number 195 for the history of NASA.