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Astronauts Begin Sixth Spacewalk at Station This Year

Post by Dragon on Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:52 pm

Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold of NASA switched their spacesuits to battery power at 8:06 a.m. EDT, signifying the official start of today’s planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

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Post by Dragon on Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:54 pm


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Spacewalkers Ricky Arnold (left) and Drew Feustel (right) are suited up inside the Quest airlock prior to beginning today’s spacewalk. Astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor (top) and Alexander Gerst (bottom) assisted the duo this morning.

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Post by Dragon on Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:55 pm



An Expedition 55 crew member inside the cupola photographed NASA astronaut Drew Feustel outside the International Space Station conducting a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold (out of frame) on March 29, 2018.

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DescriptionAfter launching June 6 in their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 56-57 Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency arrived at the International Space Station June 8 to complete a two-day journey, docking their vehicle to the Rassvet module on the Russian segment of the complex.

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