Spacewalking cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin strung solar power and Ethernet cable extensions outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station on Aug. 16, the latest step in a multi-excursion effort to prepare the station for the arrival of Russia’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM). The 22-ton MLM, a combination lab and airlock, is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Proton rocket in December at the earliest. ...

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