The Monday spacewalk at the International Space Station for Lake Native Commander Michael Hopkins was a success.
Officials report Hopkins and another astronaut completed the four-year modernizing updates to the station’s power grid, which started in 2017.
A large robotic arm was used in the replacement of the older-style batteries, which were upgraded to lithium-ion power.
Hopkins also secured new camera installations on the outside giving additional shots at Earth below.
Officials say Hopkins and the remaining crew of the station will conduct at least 2 additional space walks later this year to install more solar panels.