This list contains all spacewalks performed since the beginning of 2015 where an astronaut has fully, or partially left the spacecraft.

As of 19 August 2016, 215 astronauts have made spacewalks (out of 549 people who have gone into Earth orbit).[1][2][3]

2015–2019 spacewalks

Spacewalk beginning and ending times are given in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

2015 spacewalks

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
21 February
12:45
6 hours
41 minutes
19:26 Expedition 42/43

ISS Quest

United States Barry E. Wilmore

United States Terry W. Virts

Rigged and routed power and data cables at the forward end of the Harmony module as part of preparations for the installation of the International Docking Adapter at PMA-2.[4]
25 February
11:51
6 hours
43 minutes
18:34 Expedition 42/43

ISS Quest

United States Barry E. Wilmore

United States Terry W. Virts

Completed power and data cable routing at the forward end of the Harmony module. Removed launch locks from forward and aft berthing ports of Tranquility to prepare for relocation of the Permanent Multipurpose Module and the installation of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. Lubricated end effector of Canadarm2.[5][6]
1 March
11:52
5 hours
38 minutes
17:30 Expedition 42/43

ISS Quest

United States Terry W. Virts

United States Barry E. Wilmore

Finished cable routing, antenna and retro-reflector installation on both sides of the ISS truss and on other modules in preparation for the installation of the International Docking Adapter at PMA-2 and 3.[7][8]
10 August
14:20
5 hours
31 minutes
19:51 Expedition 44/45

ISS Pirs

Russia Gennady Padalka

Russia Mikhail Korniyenko

Installed gap spanners on the hull of the station for facilitating movement of crew members on future spacewalks, cleaned windows of the Zvezda Service Module, install fasteners on communications antennas, replaced an aging docking antenna, photographed various locations and hardware on Zvezda and nearby modules, and retrieved a space environment experiment.[9][10]
28 October
12:03
7 hours
16 minutes
19:19 Expedition 45

ISS Quest

United States Scott Kelly

United States Kjell N. Lindgren

Prepared a Main Bus Switching Unit for repair, installed a thermal cover on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, lubricated elements of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System, and routed data and power cables to prepare for the installation of the International Docking Adaptor at PMA-2 and 3.[11]
6 November
11:22
7 hours
48 minutes
19:10 Expedition 45

ISS Quest

United States Scott Kelly

United States Kjell N. Lindgren

Worked to restore a portion of the ISS's cooling system to its primary configuration, returning ammonia coolant levels to normal in the primary and backup radiator arrays.[12]
21 December
13:45
3 hours
16 minutes
16:01 Expedition 46

ISS Quest

United States Scott Kelly

United States Timothy Kopra

Released a brake on the Mobile Servicing System to allow it to be properly stowed prior to the arrival of a visiting Progress vehicle. Routed cables in preparation for the installation of the Nauka module and the International Docking Adapter, and retrieved tools from a toolbox.[13]

2016 spacewalks

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
15 January
13:48
4 hours 43 minutes 18:31 Expedition 46
ISS Quest
Replaced a failed voltage regulator responsible for shutting down one of the station's eight power channels in November 2015, and routed cables in support of the installation of the International Docking Adaptor. EVA terminated two hours early due to water leakage in Kopra's helmet, but the primary task was accomplished.[14]
3 February
12:55
4 hours 45 minutes 17:40 Expedition 46
ISS Pirs
Deployed a commemorative flash drive, took samples of module exteriors, installed handrails for use in future EVAs, retrieved an astrobiology experiment, deployed a materials science experiment, and tested a tool for applying coatings to module exteriors.[15]
19 August
12:04
5 hours 58 minutes 18:02 Expedition 48
ISS Quest
The astronauts installed the International Docking Adapter (IDA) which was delivered by Dragon CRS-9, allowing future commercial crew spacecraft to dock with the station. This first IDA was attached to Harmony's forward port, over the existing Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA).[16][17] The EVA terminated after completing the primary objective, without completing the secondary objectives, due to a malfunction of the right earphone of Jeff Williams.
1 September
11:53
6 hours 48 minutes 18:41 Expedition 48
ISS Quest
The crew retracted a thermal radiator which is a backup, and then installed the first pair of several High Definition cameras to monitor the traffic around the station. Then they have performed some maintenance operations.[18]

2017 spacewalks

Source:[19]

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
6 January
12:23
6 hours
31 minutes
18:54 Expedition 50
ISS Quest
The crew completed the installation of new batteries on the Station's power channel 3A, and then executed a series of tasks to get ahead for the next EVA. Kimbrough collected photos of the AMS-02, then they removed a broken light on the S3 truss and routed ethernet cables on the Z1 truss.
13 January
11:22
5 hours
58 minutes
17:20 Expedition 50
ISS Quest
The crew completed the installation of new batteries on the Station's power channel 1A, and then executed a series of get ahead tasks. First they installed a new camera on the Mobile Transporter Relay Assembly, then Pesquet replaced a Worksite Interface Adapter on Canadarm-2 and collected photos of Z1 truss and S0 truss, meanwhile Kimbrough removed 2 handrails from the Destiny module. Then they picked up a bundle of covers and brought them to the Tranquillity module where will be installed when Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 will be moved from Node 3 to Node 2. When removed, the PMA's Common Berthing Mechanism will be covered up to protect it from the space environment.
24 March
11:24
6 hours
34 minutes
17:58 Expedition 50
ISS Quest
Kimbrough replaced the External Control Zone 2 (EXT-2) Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM) with an upgraded "EPIC MDM" and prepared PMA-3 for its robotic relocation on Sunday. Pesquet inspected the Radiator Beam Valve Module for ammonia leaks, then lubricated one of the Latching End Effectors of Dextre. Kimbrough then replaced a pair of cameras on the Kibo module, and a light on one of the CETA carts.
30 March
11:29
7 hours
4 minutes
18:33 Expedition 50
ISS Quest
Kimbrough replaced the External Control Zone 1 (EXT-1) Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM) with an upgraded "EPIC MDM" while Whitson connected heater power and heater feedback telemetry to enable PMA-3 to be repressurized, then released a series of straps to free up a cover that protected the APAS. The astronauts then installed 4 axial shields on PMA-3's former location on Tranquillity module and installed covers on PMA-3.
12 May
13:01 [20]
4 hours
13 minutes
17:21 Expedition 51
ISS Quest
  • EXT-1 MDM Remove & Replace
  • Lab EWC Antenna Install
23 May
11:20 [21]
2 hours
46 minutes
14:06 Expedition 51
ISS Quest
Throughout this hurriedly planned ‘contingency’ spacewalk, both Fischer and Whitson successfully replaced a failed multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM), and installed a pair of antennas on station to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks.[22]
17 August
14:36 [23]
7 hours
34 minutes
22:10 Expedition 52
ISS Pirs
  • Test of an upgraded version of the Orlan space suit, the Orlan MKS
  • Restavratsiya retrieval
  • Deployment of 5 small satellites
  • Impakt installation
  • Adapter installation on Poisk sensors
  • BKDO (БКДО) reposition
  • Test sample collection
  • Hand rail and exposure init installation
5 October
12:05
6 hours
55 minutes
19:00 Expedition 53
ISS Quest
  • Removal of LEE-A from SSRMS
  • Removal of POA LEE via 6 EDF Bolts
  • Installation of POA LEE as new SSRMS LEE-A
  • Installation of former LEE-A on POA
  • SSRMS Power-Up and Checkout
10 October
11:56
6 hours
26 minutes
18:22 Expedition 53
ISS Quest
  • ESP-1 PFCS Rotate by 90°
  • CP9 Camera Group R/R
  • LEE-A Ballscrew Lubrication
  • POA LEE Socket Removal
  • MT Camera Lens Replacement
  • Hand Rail Removal (x2)
20 October
11:47
6 hours
49 minutes
18:36 Expedition 53
ISS Quest
  • Dextre EOTP Fuse Replacement
  • Canadarm2 LEE-A CLA Remove and Replace
  • CP3 HD Camera Installation
  • MLI Removal from ORUs (x2)

2018 spacewalks

Source:[24]

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
23 January
11:49
7 hours
24 minutes
19:13 Expedition 54
ISS Quest
  • Replacement of Latching End Effector-B (LEE-B) for the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS)
2 February
15:34
8 hours
13 minutes
23:47 Expedition 54
ISS Pirs
  • Remove and replacement of an electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna on the Zvezda service module
16 February
12:00
5 hours
57 minutes
17:57 Expedition 54
ISS Quest
  • Finished removal and replacement of Latching End Effector on POA, Replaced LEE Camera, Installed Ground Strap on Canadarm2, Brought failed LEE inside, Lubricated Canadarm2, Moved Tool Platform on Dextre, Adjusted Struts on Flex Hose Rotary Coupler.
29 March
13:33
6 hours
10 minutes
19:43 Expedition 55
ISS Quest
  • Installed two WiFi antennas on the Node 3 module in preparation for the arrival of ECOSTRESS on SpaceX CRS-15, removed ammonia jumpers and inspected two working jumpers on the stations truss, replaced camera and lights used to film NASA TV
16 May
11:39
6 hours
31 minutes
18:10 Expedition 55
ISS Quest
  • Transferred a Pump Flow Control Subassembly over to Dextre stowed failed PFCS on ESP-1, Replaced camera and lights used to film NASA TV, Replaced Space to Ground Transceiver Controller, Performed get aheads to Install handrails on Radiator Grapple Bars on S1, Removed thermal blankets and MLI from two Direct Current Switching Units on ESP-2, Prepped the Flex Hose Rotary Coupler on S1 for replacement. Spacewalk suffered a 7-minute delay because of a water leak which formed ice crystals inside the airlock.
14 June
13:06
6 hours
49 minutes
19:55 Expedition 56
ISS Quest
  • Feustel and Arnold installed new high-definition cameras near IDA 2 mated to the front end of the station's Harmony module. The additions will provide enhanced views during the final phase of approach and docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST 100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft that will soon begin launching from American soil.
  • The astronauts also swapped out a camera assembly on the starboard truss of the station used to film NASA TV and closed an aperture door on the CATS experiment outside the Japanese Kibo module in preparation for disposal on SpaceX CRS 15 and replacement by its successor, ECOSTRESS. Get aheads involved relocating an adjustable grapple bar to the S1 Truss and securing the Flex Hose Rotary Coupler in preparation for replacement on the next spacewalk. During the spacewalk Feustel beat Jerry Ross, his STS 125 crewmate Dr. John Grunsfeld, Fyoder Yurchikhin, and Peggy Whitson to become third on the list of all time space walkers.[25]
15 August
16:17
7 hours
46 minutes
00:03 on 16 August Expedition 56
ISS Pirs
  • Deployed four CubeSats built by Russian students
  • Installed antennas and cables for the Icarus animal-tracking device
  • Retrieved two materials exposure packages from the Zvezda hull[26]
11 December
15:59
7 hours
45 minutes
21:44 Expedition 57
ISS Pirs
  • Inspected damage to the hull of Soyuz MS-09. Retrieved external science experiments.[27]

2019 spacewalks

Start Date/Time Duration End Time Spacecraft Crew Remarks
22 March

12:01

6 hours

39 minutes

18:40 Expedition 59

ISS Quest

United StatesAnne McClain

United StatesNick Hague

  • Connected 3 new Li-ion batteries to replace 6 old Ni-H batteries on power channel 4A of the P4 truss segment.[28]
  • Cleaned up debris on Unity's common berthing mechanism using Kapton tape [29]
  • Secured a tieback for restraints on the solar array blanket box.[28]
29 March

11:42

6 hours

45 minutes

18:27 Expedition 59

ISS Quest

United StatesNick Hague

United StatesChristina Koch

  • Connected 3 new Li-ion batteries to replace 6 old Ni-H batteries on power channel 2A of the P4 truss segment.
  • Disconnected cables and relocated an adapter plate to enable Canadarm2 to remove a failed Li-ion battery.[30]
8 April

11:31

6 hours 29 minutes 18:00 Expedition 59

ISS Quest

United StatesAnne McClain

CanadaDavid Saint-Jacques

  • Installed jumper cables between the Unity module and the S0 truss to establish redundant power to Canadarm2.
  • Installed cables to provide for more expansive wireless communications coverage outside the orbital complex.[28]
  • Relocated an adapter plate from the March 22 spacewalk in preparation for future battery upgrade operations[31]
29 May

15:42

6 hours 1 minute 21:43 Expedition 59

ISS Pirs

RussiaOleg Kononenko

RussiaAleksey Ovchinin

  • Removed experiments from the Pirs docking compartment and cleaned the windows.
  • Installed a handrail to connect Zarya to Poisk and re-positioned the Plume Measuring Unit.
  • Moved to the Zvesda Service Module and removed and jettisoned the Plasma Monitoring Units.
  • Wished happy birthday to Alexei Leonov who is the first spacewalker and is celebrating his 85th birthday on 30 May. Also brought a picture of Leonov into space with them.
21 Aug

12:27

6 hours 32 minutes 18:59 Expedition 60

ISS Quest

United States Nick Hague

United States Andrew R. Morgan

Hague and Morgan installed the final International Docking Adapter on the Harmony Module. Task for this spacewalk was identical to Spacewalk 194 and required work by both spacewalkers and Dextre to get the docking port installed in preparation for its test by the Boeing CST-100 Starliner which will occur at the end of October. The crew also routed cables and installed wifi routers for upcoming experiments. [32]

6 October

11:39

7 hours 01 minutes 18:40 Expedition 61

ISS Quest

United States Christina Koch

United States Andrew R. Morgan

This spacewalk was the first of Expedition 61 and the first of a series of 5 to replace and improve ISS batteries on the P6 truss. [33]

11 October

11:38

6 hours 45 minutes 18:23 Expedition 61

ISS Quest

United States Andrew R. Morgan

United States Christina Koch

This spacewalk was the second of Expedition 61 and the second of a series of 5 to replace and improve ISS batteries on the P6 truss. Before they went out the hatch Mission Control Moscow relayed to the crew Alexei Leonov had passed away and this spacewalk is dedicated to him. As the crew came in and took off their suits each gave a choice of words before station commander Luca Parmitano said "Farewell Alexei, and ad astra." [34] [35]

18 October

11:38

7 hours 17 minutes 18:55 Expedition 61

ISS Quest

United States Christina Koch

United States Jessica Meir

This spacewalk was to be the third of Expedition 61 and the third of a series of five to replace and improve ISS batteries on the P6 truss. Some of the battery swaps were delayed to EVA 222 because of a failure in a Battery Charge Discharge Unit on the P6 Truss taking the 4B battery channel partially offline. Koch and Meir replaced the failed unit and brought it inside. They wrapped up the spacewalk by installing a stanchion on the Columbus Module and routing a cable on the Destiny Lab module.[36] This was the first all-female spacewalk. During the spacewalk President Trump called the station and congratulated Koch and Meir on this milestone.[37]

2020–2024 spacewalks

See also

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External links

  • NASA list of EVA statistics (May not be updated)
  • U. S. Human Spaceflight History
  • NASA JSC Oral History Project
  • "Boomers collect artifacts, memories of NASA's heyday": Historical moonwalk information.