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Cosmonauts complete second ISS spacewalk
Posted: Mon, Oct 15, 2001, 2:53 PM ET (1853 GMT)
EVA outside the Pirs module of ISS (NASA) Two Russian cosmonauts completed the second spacewalk outside the International Space Station in as many weeks Monday morning. Cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Turin spent 5 hours and 52 minutes outside ISS starting at 5:17 am EDT (0917 GMT). The cosmonauts installed three experiments to the exterior of the Zvezda service module, including studies of micrometeorite impacts and the effects of exposure to the space environment of various materials. Expedition Three commander Frank Culbertson remained inside the station during the EVA, coordinating the activities of Dezhurov and Turin; Culbertson and Dezhurov will perform a third EVA on November 5. On Friday the three-man Expedition Three crew will board the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the Zarya module and move it to the new docking port on the Pirs module, freeing up the Zarya port for a new Soyuz scheduled for launch October 21 from Baikonur.
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