Multipurpose EVA on the International Space Station

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EVA on 25 July 2014

Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (left, red stripes) and Oleg Artemyev, both Expedition 40 flight engineers, attired in Russian Orlan spacesuits, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA).

Ths EVA was done in support of science and maintenance on the International Space Station. During the five-hour, 11-minute spacewalk, Artemyev and Skvortsov deployed a small science satellite, retrieved and installed experiment packages and inspected components on the exterior of the orbital laboratory. Solar array wings on the "Georges Lemaitre" Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 (ATV-5) docked to the Zvezda Service Module are visible in the background.

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