Two Russian cosmonauts complete spacewalk

July 27, 2010

(AP) -- Two Russian cosmonauts on Tuesday completed a nearly 7-hour-long spacewalk to replace a video camera and improve cable connections to the orbiting laboratory's newest module.

No significant difficulties were reported during the by Fyodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko, which was directed by Russian Mission Control just outside Moscow.

The cosmonauts replaced a camera used in monitoring docking of Automatic Transfer Vehicles, supply ships sent by the European Space Agency.

They also attached cables connecting the rest of the station to the Russian Rassvet module. Rassvet, used for storage and as a mini-laboratory, was delivered to the station in May.

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not rated yet Jul 28, 2010
Other reports mention the cosmonauts losing a couple of small items by mistake and intentionally ditching an old camera on the ISS: http://www.univer...acewalk/

As of now it looks like none of it poses a risk to the ISS.

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