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Russian and European astronauts make spacewalk at ISS

Russian and European astronauts make joint space walk. 6 hour space walk to work on robotic arm.

Where: International Space Station (ISS)

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On Thursday, a Russian cosmonaut and European Space Agency (ESA) engineer made a joint spacewalk at the International Space Station to work on a robotic laboratory arm.
The duo began the spacewalk around 10 a.m. EDT, was scheduled to last about six hours, and was the first such joint endeavor in 20 years.
The mission’s objective was to continue outfitting the European robotic arm on the ISS Nauka laboratory.
Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and flight engineer Samantha Cristoforetti (Italian) of the ESA carried out the spacewalk.
According to NASA, the last time a European astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut left the ISS wearing Russian-made Orlan spacesuits was in April 1999. It was also the first spacewalk conducted by a European woman.

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