Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mini-Spacewalk aboard Space Station Today

Two of the six person crew aboard the international space station donned their Russian Orlan spacesuits and performed a mini-spacewalk inside a module to prepare a docking port for a new docking port's arrival in November.

Station commander Gennady Padalka and American flight engineer Michael Barratt began this morning's spacewalk inside the Russian Zevezda module at 2:55 am EDT. They then quickly replaced the module's hatch with a docking cone in support of the Mini-Research Module 2's unmanned arrival to the station via a Russian Soyuz rocket in mid- November. The 12 minute, 125th spacewalk to build the space station concluded at 3:07 am.

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