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article imageVideo: Russian cosmonauts on record-breaking space walk from ISS

By Anne Sewell     Dec 28, 2013 in Science
Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky just took a record-breaking spacewalk from the ISS, lasting eight hours and seven minutes, with spectacular views of the Earth below.
According to mission control in Houston, the two Russian cosmonauts took a Russian record-breaking spacewalk, while installing two high-resolution cameras and also attending to equipment used in experiments on the International Space Station.
However, according to NASA, when the flight control team at the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow did not see the expected telemetry and electrical connectivity from the newly installed medium and high resolution cameras, the two cosmonauts were told to remove the cameras and return them to the airlock, where further analysis was done.
Kotov and Ryazansky were also instructed to take detailed photographs of the electrical connectors installed earlier for additional review.
The two cosmonauts can be seen wearing Russian Orlan-MK space suits in the video above.
After completing his fifth spacewalk, Kotov has now accrued a total of 30 hours and 43 minutes of total spacewalking time. Ryazanskiy has experienced two spacewalks and now has a total of 13 hours and 57 minutes of walking time outside the ISS.
According to NASA this was the 177th spacewalk in connection with the space station assembly and maintenance, totaling 1,115 hours, 44 minutes, and the 11th spacewalk during 2013.
Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky took a record-breaking spacewalk of eight hours and seven minutes.
Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky took a record-breaking spacewalk of eight hours and seven minutes.
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