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Cosmonauts perform ISS spacewalk
Posted: Fri, Aug 23, 2013, 7:31 AM ET (1131 GMT)
ISS EVA on 2013 August 22 (NASA) For the second time in as many weeks, Russian cosmonauts performed a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin spent five hours and 58 minutes outside the ISS on an EVA that started at 7:34 pm EDT (1134 GMT) Thursday. The two replaced a laser communications experiment on the exterior of the Zvezda module with a platform for a camera system that will be installed on a future EVA. The installation was halted when cosmonauts noticed the platform's base plate was not properly aligned, but the work continued after ground controllers determined the alignment problem could be fixed on a future spacewalk. The cosmonauts also performed inspections and maintenance of the station's exterior during the EVA. The two cosmonauts performed a record-setting seven-and-a-half-hour spacewalk last Friday.
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