Russian cosmonauts mount spacewalk confident that their space suits do not leak water

by | Feb 4, 2016 | International Space Station, NASA, Russia | 0 comments

Two Russian cosmonauts,  Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov ventured outside the International Space Station in their Russian Orlan space suits for a work schedule which including fitting new hand rails and a new space exposure experiment, recovering some space exposure and some space residue samples, and testing a tape applicator for putting coatings on items in a vacuum.  The four and three quarter hour Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) started with the Pirs module hatch opening at 1255 GMT on 3 February 2015.

During their space walk the cosmonauts added to orbital space debris by deliberately releasing a  flash drive containing messages and videos celebrating the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.   The astronauts returned to the Pirs hatch safely and suffered none of the water leak issues that US astronauts have with their space suits.

 

 

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