3rd spacewalk in a week at space station



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MOSCOW (AP) - Two Russian astronauts have completed a spacewalk that included an unsuccessful attempt to install cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station.

Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky placed the high-resolution cameras early in the venture that began Friday. But the cameras were not able to transmit data to Russian Mission Control, and the astronauts were told to remove them and bring them inside the orbiting laboratory for inspection.

It was the third spacewalk in a week at the orbiting laboratory. U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins performed two on last Saturday and Tuesday to remove and replace a faulty cooling pump.

The Russians' tasks also included replacing equipment that records and transmits telemetric data about seismological conditions. The spacewalk lasted eight hours and seven minutes, setting a new Russian record.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast