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Spacewalkers prep for arrival of new Russian module


Spacewalkers prep for arrival of new Russian module Two Russian cosmonauts used the International Space Station’s Poisk docking compartment as an airlock for the first time Wednesday in a six-hour 48-minute spacewalk 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 year’s eighth spacewalk at 10:12 a.m. EST. The excursion, the first for both cosmonauts, came just two days after arrival of four astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon commercial ferry ship.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Nov 19)

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