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Spacewalkers Setting up ISS for Future Lab

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Spacewalkers Setting up Station for Future Lab

Clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin opened the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment to begin their spacewalk at 10:39 a.m. EDT. The duo will spend about 6.5 hours rigging cables for the future arrival of a Russian laboratory module and installing an experiment panel.

The cosmonauts will first set up a Strela cargo boom on the Poisk mini-research module so Misurkin can maneuver Yurchikhin with cables to the Zarya module near the Unity node. Yurchikhin will then begin rerouting a cable connector and installing cables on Zarya.

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Spacewalkers Wire Up Station for Future Lab

Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin closed the Pirs docking compartment hatch officially ending their spacewalk at 6:05 p.m. EDT. The duo rigged cables for the future arrival of a Russian laboratory module and installed an experiment panel.

Clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, the spacewalkers began their spacewalk at a revised time of 10:36 a.m. They first set up a Strela cargo boom on the Poisk mini-research module. Misurkin then used the Strela to maneuver Yurchikhin with cables to the Zarya module near the Unity node. Yurchikhin then rerouted a cable connector and installed cables on Zarya.

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Space Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin conducted a spacewalk in Russian Orlan spacesuits August 16 to install a panel of experiments on the Poisk module of the Russian segment of the complex and to install cables in advance of the launch of a new Russian laboratory module to the orbital outpost. It was the 172nd spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance, the seventh in Yurchikhin's career and the second for Misurkin. The two cosmonauts, who performed a spacewalk together back in June, will venture outside the Pirs Docking Compartment airlock again on August 22 to install a platform for the future mounting of an optical telescope and to remove an experimental laser-based communications system.

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