This image provided by NASA shows astronauts Andrew Morgan on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday. Morgan and Christina Koch are replacing decade-old batteries in the station’s solar power network with new and improved lithium-ion versions. It’s the second of five spacewalks planned this month to install six new batteries that arrived via a Japanese supply ship two weeks ago. Credit: NASA via AP

Maine native Jessica Meir’s first spacewalk will be a historic one. She and her spacewalk partner, Christina Koch, will replace a faulty battery installed on Oct. 11 as part of an upgrade to the International Space Station’s power system.

The spacewalk begins at 7:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and will last more than six hours.

You can read more about Meir and her upcoming spacewalks here.

You can read more about Meir and her path to becoming the first Maine woman to go into space here.