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NASA astronauts conducted a spacewalk Wednesday morning to install a new commercial docking port at the International Space Station.

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According to a NASA blog post, astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan were to spacewalk for six and a half hours beginning at around 8:20 a.m.

“The duo will assist in the installation of International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3) to Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 on the space-facing side of the station’s Harmony module,” NASA’s website says.

The port is intended to accommodate future commercial space travel ventures, such as those being planned by SpaceX and Boeing.


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