On January 23, 2018, Mark Vande Hay (left) and Scott Tingle made a space walk to install a new robotic arm
On January 23, the crew of the ISS had to go into space to install a new robotic arm. Due to political events in the United States decided to hold the morning without a live broadcast on NASA TV (an hour before the event, the broadcast was restored).
Last October, Wande Hay made a similar exit into space to replace the first of two original hands on the Canadian assembly. The second hand is located on the opposite end of the 58-foot bracket. The worn part is pulled out by 1 m and weighs 200 kg. She was in orbit, capturing cargo capsules and performing other duties, since 2001.
For Tingle, this was the first space walk, and for Vande Hay, the third. The second exit is scheduled for Monday, and on February 2, an exit is planned for two Russian cosmonauts, who must install a new antenna at the outpost.