mercredi 3 février 2016

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Feb. 3, 2016

Russian Cosmonauts Conduct Spacewalk Outside the International Space Station

Video above: Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos conducted a spacewalk Feb. 3 to install experiment packages on the hull of the Russian segment of the complex and retrieve other experiments that have been gathering data for several months. It was the 193rd spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance, the sixth in Malenchenko’s career and the fourth for Volkov. Video Credit: NASA TV.


Image above: Today’s spacewalkers are cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov. Image Credit: NASA TV.

Expedition 46 Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos successfully concluded their spacewalk at 12:40 p.m. EST.

The cosmonauts installed and retrieved a number of science experiments and conducted extensive photography of the external surfaces of the Russian segment of the International Space Station.


Image above: Spacewalkers Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov work outside the Pirs docking compartment on gear installation and science experiments. Image Credit: NASA TV.

The 4 hour and 45 minute spacewalk was the sixth for Malenchenko and the fourth for Volkov. Space station crew members have conducted 193 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 1,204 hours and 48 minutes working outside the station.

For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

International Space Station (ISS): http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Images (mentioned), Video (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.

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