Russian Spacewalkers Inspecting Crew Ship Today

Pirs Docking Compartment
A pair of empty Orlan spacesuits are seen inside the Pirs Docking Compartment airlock where cosmonauts stage Russian spacewalks.

Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos began a spacewalk when they opened the hatch of the Pirs docking compartment of the International Space Station at 10:59 a.m. EST.

Kononenko, on his fourth spacewalk today, is designated extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1), and is wearing a spacesuit bearing red stripes. Prokopyev, on his second spacewalk, is wearing blue stripes and is designated extravehicular crew member 2 (EV2).

Coverage of the spacewalk continues on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Learn more about station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

4 thoughts on “Russian Spacewalkers Inspecting Crew Ship Today”

  1. Unfortunate that we can’t discuss the real reason for the Space Walk, at least not on this website. Why is NASA obscuring the issue of inspecting a part of ISS that was sucessfully sealed and will be discarded during the return of Soyuz? It’s embarrassing at least to me for the whole agency and the concept of an international endeavor at the space station. It’s as if the loss of Russian/US relations precipitated by Trump has extended into Space.

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