Russian cosmonauts working in space


Russians Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin went to the ISS in open space. Work outside the space station should last 39 minutes 5:00. During this time the astronauts will conduct scientific experiments and dismantle equipment in the Russian part of the orbiting station. BBC News Channel and Science 2.0 conduct a live broadcast from outer space. 

The first International Space Station in 15 hours 40 minutes Moscow time left Misurkin Alexander, came second in the space is more experienced in working in a vacuum Fyodor Yurchikhin. Russian cosmonauts first thing to establish a protective ring that holds the astronauts on the surface of the station, preventing them to fly into space, according to ITAR-TASS.

Both astronaut working behind the station in computerized spacesuits "Orlan-MK" with liquid crystal displays on the chest. The computer tells the astronauts suit, what systems and in what sequence should check before going into space, as well as what to do in case of an emergency situation.

For the ISS Russian cosmonauts will take swabs from the surface of the module "Search" in the experiment "Test", designed for chemical, toxicological and microbiological studies the ISS in order to timely detect microorganisms that can destroy the sealed enclosure station. Four samples taken from the exterior of the station and placed in sterilized containers will be returned to Earth for analysis, reports "News".

During the work on the outside of the ISS astronauts also dismantled scientific equipment "laser communication terminal board" space experiment "SLS" with the surface of the module "Zvezda" and at this point will establish two-axis platform targeting. Experiment "SLS" is aimed at demonstrating the Russian technology of reception and transmission of information on space laser line.

With the service module "Zvezda" is dismantled playground "Anchor". At the empty place the Russians will put Tanker workplace astronaut. "Anchor" — a playground, fixing feet of astronauts while working in space.

Recall is the 173rd out of people to the ISS in open space. The next exit on the Russian flight program to be held on November 9. On this day, the astronauts into space will make the Olympic torch.

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