Russian astronauts go on spacewalk to clean windows and upgrade station

Astronauts filmed five-and-a-half-hour walk on hand-held cameras and kept in touch constantly with each other and Russian mission control near Moscow. Two Russian cosmonauts added new equipment outside the International Space Station on Monday and took pictures to study its exterior during a five-and-a-half-hour spacewalk. Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka […]

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Russian and U.S. Spacesuit Work Ahead of August Spacewalk

Two cosmonauts are getting ready for the first spacewalk from the International Space Station since March. Two NASA astronauts are also working to bring a U.S. spacesuit back to service. Astronauts Scott Kelly (left) and Kjell Lindgren are in the Quest airlock servicing a U.S. spacesuit. The three newest Expedition 44 crew members joined Commander […]

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Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space

Fifty years ago, Alexei Leonov opened the airlock of his tiny space capsule, which was orbiting the Earth, and stepped into the void. For 12 minutes the Soviet cosmonaut floated above our planet, tethered to his ship by a 16ft cable. In doing so, Leonov became the first person to walk in space. It was […]

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