Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin conducted a 6 hour, 34 minute spacewalk in Russian Orlan suits outside the Pirs Docking Compartment June 24

They replace a fluid flow control panel on the Zarya module, installed clamps for power cables for the arrival of a future Russian laboratory module and retrieved several experiments from the hull of the Zvezda Service Module. The spacewalk was the third at the orbital outpost so far this year, the second of up to six Russian spacewalks planned this year, the 169th in support of station assembly and maintenance, the sixth of Yurchikhin's career and the first for Misurkin. The duo will conduct another pair of spacewalks in August, following two spacewalks planned next month by crewmates Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency in U.S. spacesuits out of the Quest airlock.

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