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The Russian astronauts came to the ISS in an outer space — Rambler News Service


The Russian astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) Sergey Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko left in an outer space, the press service of Roskosmos state corporation reported. "Astronauts of Roskosmos Sergey Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko on December 11, 2018 at 18:59 Moscow time opened the hatch of the docking compartment "Pier" and left in an outer space. In the program of extra ship activity 45A (VKD-45A) of work on an outer surface of the International Space Station" — it is said in the statement. Kononenko and Prokopyev will remove two devices with samples of microorganisms within the experiment "Test" and also dismantle from an outer surface of the ISS the panel with experiment samples "Endurance" which provides studying of influence of space on characteristics of materials. In total the Russian astronauts will spend more than six hours in an outer space. The Union of MS-11 spaceship with Oleg Kononenko and also Canadian and American astronauts David Seong-Jacques and Ann Makkleyn was docked to the ISS in the evening on December 3.

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