Posts tagged “Russian

Cosmonauts complete 6 hour, 15 minute spacewalk

Yesterday, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov completed Russian EVA 30 on the International Space Station in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov work to move the Strela 1 cargo crane from the Pirs docking and airlock compartment to the Poisk mini-research module. (Credit: NASA-TV)

For more details about the spacewalk, I’d recommend the following articles:

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Russian Spacewalk on Schedule for Tomorrow

Tomorrow, February 16, 2012, Russian Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov are scheduled to perform Russian EVA 30 outside of the International Space Station.

In this video, NASA Spacewalk Officer Glenda Brown talks about the tasks the crew will be performing and goes into some detail about the differences between the US and Russian spacewalk process, including:

  • Spacewalk task and tools
  • Training philosophy
  • Spacesuits
  • Prebreathe protocols
  • Spacewalk preparations

If you have any questions for Glenda or myself on any of these topics, leave a comment and I’ll post a Q&A in the future.