HOUSTON — Spacewalking cosmonauts Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka spent five hours outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station on Jan. 21 installing communications equipment and retrieving science experiments. The cosmonauts encountered few difficulties as they worked nearly an hour ahead of schedule. Kondratyev, however, was unable to activate the bio-medical monitoring system in his spacesuit. The initial task required the two men to cut away a stubborn ...


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