NASA astronaut and Richland Native, Michael Hopkins, will make his second spacewalk in a week today. Last Wednesday, Hopkins and fellow astronaut Victor Glover completed the first spacewalk this year outside of the International Space Station, installing an antenna and upgrading a long term battery. Wednesday’s mission lasted almost 7 hours.

Today Hopkins and Glover will conduct another spacewalk to address a variety of tasks, including installation of a final lithium-ion battery adapter plate; they will replace an external camera, install a new high-definition camera on the Destiny laboratory, and replace components for the Japanese robotic arm’s camera system outside the Kibo module.