Russian spacewalk aims to prepare International Space Station for new module


Dressed in bulky space suits, two Russian cosmonauts used the International Space Station’s Poisk docking bay as an airlock for the first time on a spacewalk on Wednesday to begin preparing the nearly identical Pirs module for removal. next year. A new laboratory module will be parked in its place later.Expedition 64 commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov began the eighth spacewalk of the year at 10:12 a.m. EST. The excursion, the first for the two cosmonauts, comes two days later arrival of four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon commercial ferry.

For identification, Ryzhikov, call sign EV-1, wears a red striped space suit and uses the 20 helmet camera while Kud-Sverchkov, EV-2, uses a blue striped suit and an 18 helmet camera.


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